The Estimation of Helicopter Pilot Workload Using Inverse Simulation: Longitudinal Manoeuvre Analysis. Internal Report No. 9625

Leacock, G. R. and Thomson, D. G. (1996) The Estimation of Helicopter Pilot Workload Using Inverse Simulation: Longitudinal Manoeuvre Analysis. Internal Report No. 9625. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In the preceding report the concept of estimating pilot workload using inverse simulation was introduced. The report examined the ADS-33C defined Rapid Side-step Mission Task Element (MTE), and illustrated how various quickness parameters could be obtained from the lateral cyclic pitch and stick displacement time histories. These quickness parameters were plotted on charts and it was shown how the resulting plots could be used to discriminate between two dissimilar helicopter configurations, or identify which manoeuvres were more aggressive and would probably lead to a higher level of workload being placed upon the pilot. The intention of this report is to provide a supplementary study to the previous one by analysing another linear repositioning manoeuvre, the Rapid Acceleration / Deceleration or Quick-hop MTE. The longitudinal cyclic channel will be investigated in terms of pitch and stick displacement and the equivalent quickness parameters calculated and plotted on charts. A final study mirroring the previous one, on control system influence by the introduction of a Stability and Control Augmentation System, (SCAS) and the alteration of the longitudinal cyclic actuator constant will also be carried out.

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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