Accession Number : ADA135853

Title :   Comparison of the Longitudinal Flying Qualities of an Optimal Pilot Model, A Ground-Based Simulator, and an Airborne Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Payne,J M

PDF Url : ADA135853

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This thesis presents a comparison of the longitudinal flying qualities as predicted by an analytical computer model, a ground-based simulator, and an airborne simulator. The comparison was designed to correlate the results and judge whether ground tests could forecast airborne results. Project tests were conducted using the Optimal Pilot Single Axis Control Task (OPSACT) computer program, the ground based Simulator for Aircraft Flight Test and Development (SAFTD), and the variable stability USAF NT-33A aircraft. The objective of this evaluation was to determine and compare the pilot performance in the three cases, and to determine and compare the pilot ratings in the simulators. Secondary objectives included an investigation of the effects of different load factors in the two simulators and the effects of visual and motion cues in the NT-33A.

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, *Computerized simulation, *Pilots, *Performance(Human), Predictions, Human factors engineering, Man computer interface, Cues(Stimuli), Visual perception, Response, Flight simulation, Models, Aerodynamic loading, Pitch(Inclination), Angle of attack, Trim tabs, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE