Accession Number : ADP001155

Title :   The Domain Identification of an Optimal Control Pilot Model with Emphasis on the Objective Function,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,David K.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper proposes a method for the identification of the pilot's control compensation using time domain techniques. From this information we hope to infer a quadratic cost function, supported by the data, that represents a reasonable expression for the pilot's control objective in the task being performed, or an inferred piloting strategy . The ultimate goals of this research topic include a better understanding of the fundamental piloting techniques in complex tasks, such as landing approach; the development of a metric measurable in simulations and flight test that correlate with subjective pilot opinion; and to further validate pilot models and pilot-vehicle analysis methods. At this time we will present the methodology and some preliminary numerical results.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Control systems, *Optimization, Models, Man machine systems, Flight testing, Simulation, Systems analysis, Job analysis, Mathematical models, Covariance, Human factors engineering, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE