The Estimation of Precision Pilot Model Parameters Using Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9706

Leacock, G. R. and Thomson, D. G. (1997) The Estimation of Precision Pilot Model Parameters Using Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9706. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The practice of using mathematical models to simulate pilot behaviour in one-axis stabilisation tasks is a well known conventional simulation problem. In this report a system is developed whereby a mathematical model of a pilot is used as the controller of a rudimentary helicopter model. The main differences between this and other similar scenarios that have been found in the literature are that firstly, inverse simulation is used to provide results that are used as the forcing functions in the model of the pilot/helicopter system, and secondly a constrained optimisation routine is utilised to obtain values for the parameters within the pilot model itself. It will be shown that as the pilot is required to fly different manoeuvres, defined by standards set by the United States Army, or indeed if the severity of the set manoeuvres is varied, the pilot is required to adjust certain human parameters to fly the manoeuvre in a superlative manner. The report considers initially the pilot and helicopter models and subsequently analyses the system as a whole, illustrating how the pilot model can change depending on the circumstances.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Leacock, G. R., and Thomson, D. G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1997 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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