STABILITY OF THE PILOT-AIRCRAFT SYSTEM IN MANEUVERING FLIGHT

A control-theoretic pilot model is incorporated in the analysis of pilot-aircraft motions during maneuvers. The pilot model is found to be of value for the definition of maneuvering flight stabililty boundaries, and it simulates pilot control actions during a representative task with reasonable fidelity. The model also is used to demonstrate the consequences of improperly adapted pilot response strategy. It is concluded that the pilot model presented here provides important capabilities for evaluation of flying qualities and for identifying proper piloting procedures during difficult maneuvers.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Broussard, J R
    • STENGEL, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 959-965
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM