Accession Number : ADB022596

Title :   Piloted Investigation of a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Remote Operator's Station Volume I. Simulation Report

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 1974-Jan 1975

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Butterbaugh, Larry C ; Hattershire, Bond R ; Tofte, Paul D ; Lovering, Peter B

PDF Url : ADB022596

Report Date : Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : A simulation study was performed to address issues related to a remote operator's interface with an automatic landing system for remotely piloted vehicles (RPV). Specifically, supervisory override and remote control modes, remote operator performance associated with various levels of control, and control/display adequacy were addressed. Throughout the simulation, alternative control modes were implemented and used to perform remote control of an RPV during the takeoff and landing portions of a mission. The supervisory override function proved helpful during localizer and glideslope capture, while no single remote control mode was determined as superior. Preferred pitch control modes were narrowed to proportional pitch attitude and flight path angle. The control/display complement was found to contain adequate information, but particular display properties were found to be deficient. The results of this simulation were incorporated and the resulting console was validated in a flight test (Volume II of this Technical Report).

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SIMULATORS, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GLIDE SLOPE, GROUND STATIONS, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), REMOTE CONTROL, SURFACE TO AIR, TAKEOFF

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE