A MODEL FOR HUMAN PILOT BEHAVIOR DURING WAKE VORTEX ENCOUNTER UPSETS

A model for pilot behavior is needed to more completely analyze the consequences (including hazard assessment) of wake vortex encounter upsets during final approach. Such a model has been developed to describe a pilot's roll control behavior during a vortex upset. This model resulted from abstracting the salient characteristics of the many vortex encounters recorded during two moving-base piloted simulations at NASA Ames Research Center. The model allows for several discrete modes of behavior and includes an associated set of switching logics. The model is the result of a lengthy sequence of analytical steps; however, a retracing of these steps is not included here. Rather, only a description of the resulting model and several example applications are presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  USA  90250
  • Authors:
    • JOHNSON, W A
    • Myers, T T
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 38 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00133368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1035-5, FAA-RD-76-8
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA73WA-3276
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2002 12:00AM