Accession Number : ADP001135

Title :   Relationship of the Flying Qualities Specification to Task Performance,

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

Personal Author(s) : George,Frank L. ; Moorhouse,David J.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : It is recognized, that mission requirements will play an even greater role in future military aircraft design. As these requirements become more stringent, the effective integration of aerodynamics, performance and control will be essential to meeting them. Specification of open loop airplane characteristics based on implied or indirect closed loop requirements will not be adequate. It appears knowledge of the pilot's dynamic and performance characteristics is necessary to quantitatively relate airplane dynamic properties to many task-oriented design requirements. Many such requirements are closed loop in that they involve the pilot as an active controller. Others involve the pilot intermittently as a controller or decision maker. The Flying Qualities Group has an effort planned to develop closed loop criteria to consider future piloting requirements more directly. Both the development of these requirements and their application will require identification and analysis of the pilot's dynamics and workload.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Man machine systems, *Human factors engineering, Military requirements, Flight testing, Flight maneuvers, Specifications, Closed loop systems, Behavior, Reaction(Psychology), Tracking, Models, Job analysis, Predictions, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE