Accession Number : AD0873037

Title :   Application of the Northrop Rotational Simulator to Helicopters and V/STOL Aircraft (User's Guide).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 68-1 Jan 70,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sinacori, John B.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The purpose of the document is to suggest guidelines to be used in developing software interface computations so as to effectively integrate the pilot and mathematical vehicular representation to the Northrop rotational simulator. A description of all key elements and their performance and operating characteristics is included. Past uses and projected future uses are also given. Some validation methods are described with suggestions for their use. Suggested interface mechanizations are given which provide effective visual and motion stimuli compatible with sensory characteristics. A rationale for the use of motion is included. A method is outlined which assists the user in assessing the probability of success in any desired simulation and preparation of an effective experimental design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, OPERATION), (*HELICOPTERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS), (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, VISUAL SIGNALS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INTERFACES.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE