Accession Number : AD0755367

Title :   An Assessment of the 'Paper Pilot' - An Analytical Approach to the Specification and Evaluation of Flying Qualities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Teper,Gary L.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : EERING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, SPECIFICATIONS, SIMULATIONEVALUATIONThe 'Paper Pilot' is an approach to flying qualities specification and evaluation based on pilot-vehicle system analysis. A fixed-base simulation program was conducted to test its application in the precision hover task. Pilot ratings and system performance measures and describing functions were obtained. An efficient technique was developed by which pilot model parameters were obtained from the describing function data. This provides a unique data base for a realistic, multi-loop (single-controller, multi-input) task. A comparison of the data with the predictions of the 'Paper Pilot' indicate that the pilot model used should be expanded if improved predictions of pilot and system characteristics are to be obtained. Initial steps in this direction were taken but further developments are desirable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, HOVERING), (*PILOTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), FLIGHT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, SPECIFICATIONS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE