Accession Number : ADD013823

Title :   Dynamic Flight Simulator Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Jul 86, patented 14 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Crosbie, Richard J

Report Date : 14 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A dynamic flight simulator control system for enhancing flight realism to a pilot with regard to his perception and response to the linear forces and angular motions generated by a gimballed force and motion platform at the end of a rotating arm. Flight commands generated by controls identical to those in a specified aircraft and operated by the pilot as if flying are converted to the forces and motions predetermined for the aircraft and translated into simulator command signals which regulate the angular velocity of the arm and the roll and pitch of the platform. The perceived angular motions for both the aircraft pilot and the simulator pilot are predicted by computers pre-programmed with mathematical models of their human angular sensor responses and any difference is minimized by iteratively adjusting coefficients in the simulator command signals for predetermined weighting factors based on the individual pilot's preference. Patents. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT, ANGLES, ANGULAR MOTION, COEFFICIENTS, DETECTORS, FORCE(MECHANICS), GIMBALS, HUMANS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MOTION, PATENTS, PERCEPTION, PILOTS, PITCH(MOTION), PLATFORMS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), SETTING(ADJUSTING), SIGNALS, SIMULATORS, WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE