Accession Number : ADP001133

Title :   Automated Aircraft and Flight Control System Design,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ostgaard,Morris A.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The following will discuss some of the characteristics of the human operator and their similarity to guidance and control functions. The operator's characteristics as a controller depend on four kinds of variables: control task variables, which include the system inputs and all the system elements external to the vibration, etc.; operator-centered variables such as training, fatigue motivation; and procedural variables such as instructions, practice, order of presentation relating to a given task. When these variables are essentially time stationary or invariant over an interval of interest, the operator vehicle system can be molded as a quasi-linear system much the same as standard sevo loops. Some of these relationships showing that the major part of the human operator problem is really one of observability and controllability, and the fact that one of his major tasks is the integration of all the information available and attempting to determine the strategy or control aspects that best satisfies the objective of the mission task to be achieved.

Descriptors :   *Automatic pilots, *Workload, *Flight control systems, *Man machine systems, Human factors engineering, Operators(Personnel), Job analysis, Control systems, Stabilization systems, Automation, Integrated systems, Missions, Technology forecasting, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE