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