Accession Number : AD0775704

Title :   Predicting Lateral Hover, Flying Qualities with Paper Pilot.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Nolting,David L.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : Data were obtained from a fixed base simulation of VTOL aircraft in the lateral hover mode and used to develop a technique for predicting lateral hover flying qualities. The task for the simulation was to maintain position in the presence of lateral gusts. Root-mean-square aircraft state and pilot input data were obtained and correlated with Cooper-Harper Pilot Ratings. A mathematical model for predicting the pilot rating of VTOL aircraft in lateral hover is developed. This model includes: the lateral hover aircraft equations of motion; a stochastic gust model; a linear pilot model; and a pilot rating expression that is a function of rms position error, rms lateral velocity, rms roll rate, and pilot lead terms. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Vertical takeoff aircraft, *Hovering, Pilots, Performance(Human), Response(Biology), Ratings, Flight, Quality, Analog simulation, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE