Accession Number : ADA303804

Title :   A Limited Evaluation of Predicting Pilot Opinion of Aircraft Handling Qualities in the Landing Phase of Flight Using the Control Anticipation Parameter and Bandwidth Criteria (HAVE CAP).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Kivioja, David A. ; McCann, Christopher C. ; Schaible, Mark R. ; Larson, David N. ; McEachen, James C.

PDF Url : ADA303804

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 255

Abstract : This technical report presents the results of a limited evaluation of predicting pilot opinion of aircraft handling qualities in the landing phase of flight using the control anticipation parameter (CAP) and bandwidth criteria. The objective of this flight-test was to evaluate the validity of predicting pilot opinion using the CAP and bandwidth criteria. The CAP was defined as in MIL-STD-1797A, Flying Qualities of Piloted Aircrafl. The bandwidth criterion used the current definition in MIL-STD- 1 797A along with a new dropback criterion. Actual pilot opinion was obtained by flying the Variable-Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) NF- 1 6D in the approach and landing phase of flight. Testing was requested by the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and was conducted under the authority of the Commandant, USAF Test Pilot School. The results of this test will be used to revise the short-term pitch response requirements in MIL-STD- 1 797B. This flight-test complemented research done by the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (WL/FIGC), in predicting pilot opinion during the landing phase of flight

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, FLIGHT TESTING, SCHOOLS, OHIO, PILOTS, SHORT RANGE(TIME), QUALITY, RESPONSE, JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, HANDLING, BANDWIDTH, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, PUBLIC OPINION.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE