Accession Number : ADP001641

Title :   Stick Controller Design for Lateral Acceleration Environments,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Repperger,Daniel W. ; Levison,William H. ; Skowronski,V. ; O'Lear,B. ; Frazier,J. W.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A study is being conducted at the (AF) Aerospace Medical Research Lab. to investigate different types of stick controllers that can be used in a complex G environment. The purpose of this study is to develop impedance models to show the biomechanical effects of stick feedthrough as the human body is subjected to low frequency G stress fields. These impedance models will extend previous work developed in the vibration area to the low frequency vibration fields that commonly occur in modern fighter aircraft (e.g. the AFTI/F-16 with lateral acceleration fields). Another purpose is to investigate how human subjects use displacement and force feedbacks in side arm controllers.

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, Control sticks, Acceleration, Vibration, Low frequency, Performance(Human), Biomechanics, Displacement, Feedback, Manual operation, Tracking, Operators(Personnel), Impedance, Springs, Stiffness, Gain

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE