Accession Number : ADA326599

Title :   Limited Investigation of the Effects of Elevator Rate Limiting and Stick Dynamics on Longitudinal Pilot Induced Oscillations (HAVE GRIP).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Peters, Patrick J. ; Tom, Patrick M. ; Wolf, Dror B. ; Evensen, Frode A. ; Crane, Roger C.

PDF Url : ADA326599

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This report presents the results of the HAVE GRIP flight test program. This program performed a limited investigation of the effects of stick dynamics and elevator rate limiting on longitudinal pilot induced oscillations (PIOs) and was performed as a Test Management Project as part of the Test Pilot School curriculum. The theoretical research behind this flight test was performed as part of an Air Force Institute of Technology thesis under the sponsorship of Wright Laboratory's Flight Control Division. The research and flight testing was sponsored by the Flight Control Division of Wright Laboratory. The first phase of this program investigated how elevator rate limiting affected the susceptibility to PIOs during offset landing tasks. The second phase investigated how variations in stick spring constant and natural frequency affected the PIO susceptibility of the system at a given elevator rate limit. The third phase investigated the combined effects of changing elevator rate limits with variations in stick spring constant and natural frequency.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *ELEVATORS, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, DYNAMICS, PILOTS, RATES, THESES, RESONANT FREQUENCY, LIMITATIONS, SPRINGS, TEST MANAGEMENT, LANDING.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE