Accession Number : ADP005783

Title :   The Optimal Control Pilot Model and Applications,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Innocenti, Mario

Report Date : MAY 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The modeling of the human pilot behavior plays an important role in the preliminary analysis of aircraft handling qualities. This is especially true when the designer is confronted with non-conventional aircraft dynamics, tasks and/or lack of sufficient handling qualities data-base. The present paper reviews one modeling technique which was developed in the early 1970's and has been widely used since then: the optimal control model of the human pilot (OCM). The model has been validated in a number of tasks and used in the analysis as well as the synthesis of manual control loops. The capabilities of the model are evaluated in the pilot rating (PR) prediction, in the analysis and in the synthesis of pilot/vehicle control loops from the handling qualities standpoint. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DYNAMICS, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE