Accession Number : AD0807697

Title :   DISPLAY AND CONTROL REQUIREMENTS STUDY FOR A V/STOL TACTICAL AIRCRAFT. VOLUME I. ANALYSES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 65-1 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : Olson, Bernard A.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : A study of the display/control requirements for a tactical V/STOL aircraft was conducted using analytical and simulation techniques. Workload levels were calculated by the discontinuous control analysis technique for the V/STOL crew's discrete tasks. Pilot workload levels were empirically established for level aerodynamic flight, transition to hover, hover, and landing from hover. A Scientific Data Systems 9300 hybrid computer was used to simulate the unique mission phases of a V/STOL aircraft. The STOL landing and takeoff mission phases were also simulated. Three landing display formats, two manual control modes, three thrust-to-weight ratios and three wind conditions were evaluated. A landing display format was developed that was demonstrated on the hybrid simulation to be feasible for operating a V/STOL IFR with minimum electronic aids on the ground and less than 100 percent pilot workload. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, SIMULATION, LEVEL FLIGHT, HOVERING, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TAKEOFF, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE