PILOTED AIRCRAFT SIMULATION -- ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES, AND PRACTICAL PROBLEMS
The advantages of ground-based simulation relative to flight test are discussed. These include: lower cost, better control of environmental factors, ability to investigate hazardous situations, completely known dynamics, comprehensive measurements and measurement accuracy, repeatability, ease of making changes and comparisons, and early availability. The disadvantages and many practical problems are associated with modeling errors and unrealistic pilot behavior. The modeling features discussed are: the aerodynamic model, modeling of atmospheric disturbances, ground effects, landing gear dynamics, sampled-data effects, and extrapolation to very low speeds. Unrealistic pilot behavior results from distortions in the visual, motion, and aural cues, and from differences in psychological factors. Practical problems in each of these areas are discussed.
- For Meeting held May 1-4, 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Stapleford, R L
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Air pilots; Aircraft; Airline pilots; Aviation; Behavior; Flight simulators; Flight tests; Flight training; Mathematical models; Personnel performance; Psychological aspects; Training
- Uncontrolled Terms: Flight simulation; Models; Pilot performance; Pilot training
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft flight simulation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Education and Training; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00188592
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780548
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM