Accession Number : AD0779731

Title :   Design Methods for Specifying Handling Qualities for Control Configured Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Volume II. McPilot Program User's Manual,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Vogt,Donald W.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : A method for predicting aircraft pilot ratings which is applicable to control configured vehicles (CCV's) is developed based on aircraft performance and pilot workload. A discussion of this method of handling quality analysis, and a description of four random tracking pilot rating correlations developed using the method are presented in Volume I of the report. A literature survey classifying the most recent reports applicable to flying qualities is tabulated. A user's manual for McPilot, a general purpose digital computer program developed to implement the method and correlate pilot rating data, is presented in Volume II. The correlations that were developed are used to evaluate the pilot ratings of two conventional contemporary fighter aircraft configurations. The correlations are also applied to two CCV fighter configurations for which limited amounts of handling quality data had been obtained through manned aircraft simulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *PILOTS, INTERACTIONS, HANDLING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MANUALS, USER NEEDS, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE