Accession Number : ADA131955

Title :   V/STOL (Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing) Low Speed and Transition Equivalent Systems Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Sep 81-20 Sep 82,


Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,Carl G ; Hodgkinson,John

PDF Url : ADA131955

Report Date : Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : A fixed base manned V/STOL handling qualities simulation was performed to investigate 1) classification criteria of attitude and rate command systems in hover and low-speed flight; 2) control system blending schemes for transition from approach dynamics to hover dynamics and vice versa, and 3) the amount of control usage. Pilot ratings and comments showed that a time response criterion discriminated well between attitude and rate systems; blending schemes for transition correlated well with earlier NASA results and; pilot's command gain had a strong effect on piloting characteristics and the amount of control usage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vertical takeoff aircraft, *Short takeoff aircraft, Flight maneuvers, Low velocity, Hovering, Attitude(Inclination), Rates, Flight control systems, Blending, Transitions, Aircraft landings, Flight simulation, Carrier based aircraft, Systems analysis, Naval aircraft

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE