Accession Number : AD0786895

Title :   Application of Manual Control Display Theory to the Development of Flight Director Systems for STOL Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 71-May 72,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA

Personal Author(s) : Klein, Richard H. ; Clement, Warren F.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This report represents an application of pilot models and closed-loop system methods to the analysis and design of three-axis flight director systems for STOL aircraft in the landing approach mode. The basic principle is that there are effective flight director plus vehicle controlled element dynamics that are preferred from the standpoint of pilot response and system performance. This leads to requirements and analytical procedures which define how to select, weight, and equalize the potential feedbacks. A summary of the design procedure and estimates of the necessary feedback quantities (with their associated weighting and equalization), pilot dynamics, pilot commentary, and closed-loop system performance represent the output of the analytical procedure. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, GUIDANCE, CONTROL THEORY, MANUAL OPERATION, GLIDE SLOPE, APPROACH, FEEDBACK.

Subject Categories : V/STOL
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE