Accession Number : ADD012688

Title :   Stabilizing Force Feedback in Bio-Actuated Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Repperger,Daniel W ; McCollor,Donald G ; Gruesbeck,William G

Report Date : 30 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A biomechanical feedback arrangement wherein a varying force tending to improve the neurometer tracking response of a human subject, particularly in the presence of lateral or front-back G force fields, is added to the test subject input member of a feedback control system. Use of the biomechanical feedback in a high-performance aircraft and in a ground-based simulator apparatus is also disclosed, along with comparison results from simulator testing of human subjects.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BIOMECHANICS, *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FEEDBACK, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, *TRACKING, HIGH RATE, HUMANS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RESPONSE, SIMULATORS, STABILIZATION, TEST METHODS, TRACKING, AIRCRAFT, FORCE(MECHANICS), NOISE REDUCTION, MOTOR REACTIONS, TREMORS, REDUCTION, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, FLIGHT SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FLIGHT MANEUVERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE