Accession Number : ADD011380

Title :   Biodynamic Resistant Control Stick.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Repperger,D W

Report Date : 16 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This patent presents an improvement to an aircraft control stick is disclosed. Movement of an aircraft may generate a force which undesirably causes the aircraft pilot to deflect the aircraft's control stick, which thereby results in the aircraft deviating from the desired flight path. The present invention includes a processor-based system which employs an algorithm that generates a signal for causing the control stick to resist such forces. The invention includes a spring and damper connected to the control stick so that the spring constant and damping ratio may be varied.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Control sticks, *Flight control systems, Biodynamics, Flight paths, Aircraft, Motion, Loads(Forces), Resistance, Springs, Damping, Pilots, Flight speeds, Stability

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE