Accession Number : ADP005778

Title :   Pilot Modeling,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA

Personal Author(s) : McRuer, Duane T.

Report Date : MAY 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The paper begins with a description of pilot control behavior in general. This is followed by emphasizing the essential features of pilot dynamics for closed-loop control of aircraft. The crossover model is presented as the simplest and most useful model for the majority of flying qualities analyses. Two models are developed in some detail: a structural-isomorphic form which accounts for some human subsystems as well as the total input-output behavior; and an algorithmic optimal control model which attempts to mimic the pilot's total response only. Both full and divided attention conditions are treated.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, BEHAVIOR, DYNAMICS, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE