Accession Number : ADA188873

Title :   Realtime Pilot Model Parameter Identification.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rosenbleeth, Michael R

PDF Url : ADA188873

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : An air to ground test technique was simulated on the Flight Dynamics Laboratory's LAMARS simulation system. Data was recorded on longitudinal stick deflection and longitudinal pipper errors. The data was used to identify pilot model parameters using the Recursive Least Squares (RLS) Algorithm. Several different pilot models and discretization techniques are used to determine which method is best suited to this task. Neal-Smith Theory is used to predict a range of pilot model parameters are identified using three aircraft with different time delays. THe identified pilot model parameters and pilot ratings are compared to see if a correlation exist. The specific values of pilot model parameters predicted by Neal-Smith Theory were not identified. However, trends in the pilot model parameters predicted by Neal-Smith Theory, for aircraft of increasing time delay, can be observed in the identifications.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT, ALGORITHMS, DELAY, DYNAMICS, FLIGHT, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MODELS, PILOT STUDIES, PILOTS, RATINGS, RECURSIVE FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, THESES, TIME INTERVALS, BOMBARDMENT(ATTACK), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ATTACK AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE