The Estimation of Helicopter Pilot Workload Using Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9624

Leacock, G. R. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) The Estimation of Helicopter Pilot Workload Using Inverse Simulation. Internal Report No. 9624. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In the first instance this report describes the means by which inverse simulation can be used as a pilot workload estimation tool. An alternative approach to defining the mathematical model of the ADS-33 Rapid Side-step Mission Task Element (MTE) is presented and is used to drive various inverse simulation runs. Studies are conducted into three varying aggression side-step MTEs and the comparison of two dissimilar helicopter configurations based on the Westland Lynx, simulated using the same side-step. It is shown how the resulting time-histories and quickness charts can be utilised in pilot workload and handling qualities estimation. A third quickness parameter associated with the lateral cyclic stick displacements required to fly the side-step MTEs is introduced and is shown to be capable of discriminating between the pilot workload required for each side-step and vehicle configuration. The latter study in the report presents the preliminary findings on the effects of workload by firstly, introducing a Stability and Control Augmentation System and secondly investigating the effects of altering the value of the lateral cyclic actuator time constant.

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 © 1996 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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