Accession Number : ADA290207

Title :   Piloted Evaluation of an Integrated Methodology for Propulsion and Airframe Control Design.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Bright, Michelle M. ; Simon, Donald L. ; Garg, Sanjay ; Mattern, Duane L. ; Ranaudo, Richard J.

PDF Url : ADA290207

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An integrated methodology for propulsion and airframe control has been developed and evaluated for a Short Take-Off Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft using a fixed base flight simulator at NASA Lewis Research Center. For this evaluation the flight simulator is configured for transition flight using a STOVL aircraft model, a full nonlinear turbofan engine model, simulated cockpit and displays, and pilot effectors. The paper provides a brief description of the simulation models, the flight simulation environment, the displays and symbology, the integrated control design, and the piloted tasks used for control design evaluation. In the simulation, the pilots successfully completed typical transition phase tasks such as combined constant deceleration with flight path tracking, and constant acceleration wave-off maneuvers. The pilot comments of the integrated system performance and the display symbology are discussed and analyzed to identify potential areas of improvement.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *TRANSITION FLIGHT, *TILT ROTOR AIRCRAFT, TEST AND EVALUATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, COCKPITS, ACCELERATION, PILOTS, TRACKING, RESEARCH FACILITIES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AIRFRAMES, TRANSITIONS, SYMBOLS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, AIRCRAFT MODELS, FLIGHT PATHS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, DECELERATION, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, VERTICAL LANDINGS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE