Accession Number : ADD004265

Title :   Variable Feel Side Stick Controller.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lantrip,David B

Report Date : 24 May 1924

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention pertains generally to simulators and more specifically to a variable feel side stick controller. Airplane control systems have generally relied on powered hydraulic systems to steer the plane. By using these powered hydraulic control systems, feedback forces from the airplane controls which are prevalent in mechanical link systems are often times greatly changed or even eliminated. This tactile feedback provides an indication to the operator of the aircraft of how far he had moved the side stick from the zero position.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Control sticks, *Flight control systems, Feedback, Response, Control simulators, Human factors engineering, Displacement reactions

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE