Accession Number : ADA293797

Title :   Analysis of Heads-Up Display Quickening Versus Handling Qualities.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Konnert, Gary M.

PDF Url : ADA293797

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : This study investigated an analytical means of selecting the quickening time constant for the standardized Heads-Up Display flight path marker. The theoretically determined time constant allowed a faster, less resource intensive means of selecting the quickening time constant. The theoretically best time constant for pilot-aircraft handling qualities was equal to the airframe pitch attitude high frequency zero time constant, T-theta-2. Flight test indicated an empirical, more labor intensive method yielded better handling qualities, even though paper analysis indicated the theoretical method was better. The theoretically determined time constant gave slightly lower handling qualities. but was less costly to implement than the empirical method.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, AIRCRAFT, PILOTS, TIME, MECHANICS, QUALITY, AIRFRAMES, LABOR, HANDLING, PAPER.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE