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Investigations on Boundary Avoidance Tracking and Pilot Inceptor Workload

Niewind, Ina (2011) Investigations on Boundary Avoidance Tracking and Pilot Inceptor Workload. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, Volume 2 (1).

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Abstract

Handling qualities research largely depends on the understanding of the pilot's behaviour in the control loop. Established pilot models are based on the idea that the pilot tries to achieve target conditions, e.g. a specific attitude. In 2004, Gray introduced the so-called boundary avoidance tracking theory which considers the pilot as someone who tracks away from threatening conditions (boundaries) when they become dominant. In the frame of a preliminary simulator study with 5 test subjects the flight test technique which is associated with boundary avoidance tracking was performed and the concept was investigated in detail. Especially the presumption was considered that this new technique can raise the pilot gains in a build-up fashion and can therefore be more effective than conventional techniques. Gray's pilot inceptor workload criterion was enhanced and used to explain these specific effects.

Document Type:Article
Title:Investigations on Boundary Avoidance Tracking and Pilot Inceptor Workload
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Niewind, InaFT-FS
Date:8 November 2011
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:Volume 2
Status:Published
Keywords:Handling Qualities, Pilot Gain, Boundary Avoidance Tracking, Pilot Inceptor Workload
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):L -- no assignement
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Tanja Bracke
Deposited On:23 Jan 2012 16:38
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:10

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