Automated pilot assistance for wake vortex encounters
Schwarz, Carsten and Hahn, Klaus-Uwe (2008) Automated pilot assistance for wake vortex encounters. DLR-Forschungsbericht. DLR-FB-2008-15. DLR.
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Wake vortices pose a possible hazard for encountering aircraft in all phases of flight. Hence wake vortex encounters are to be avoided. In case of an unintended wake vortex encounter special aircraft controllers can act as a safety net. Such an active wake vortex control system is being developed by the DLR Institute of Flight Systems based on feed-forward disturbance compensation. The control system has been tested with offline and pilot-in-the-loop investigations as well as with flight tests. It can be shown that the aircraft response can be improved significantly if a specific wake vortex controller is active. For the subjective assessment of the wake vortex encounters a dedicated pilot rating scale has been developed. The results show a clear tendency that the wake vortex controller improves the situation.
|Document Type:||Monograph (DLR-Forschungsbericht)|
|Title:||Automated pilot assistance for wake vortex encounters|
|In Open Access:||Yes|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-117|
|Keywords:||wake vortex, wake vortex encounter, pilot assistance, feed forward control, forward looking sensor|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||L AR - Aircraft Research|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L AR - Aircraft Research|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Wake Vortices (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation|
|Deposited By:||Carsten Walter Schwarz|
|Deposited On:||07 Feb 2011 15:54|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2011 15:54|
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