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Simulator Study on Pilot Performance in Different Takeoff Procedure Scenarios

Sachs, Falk and Pruter, Insa and Walter, Helene and Friedrich, Maik and Mielke, Olaf (2017) Simulator Study on Pilot Performance in Different Takeoff Procedure Scenarios. In: Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. DLRK 2017, 05.-07. Sep. 2017, München, Deutschland.

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This paper deals with different takeoff procedures of gyrocopter. Most common takeoff procedures for current gyrocopter are very similar to those of airplanes. Nevertheless, there are distinct differences in performing a takeoff with an airplane in contrast to a conventional gyrocopter. A further takeoff procedure highlighted in this work is the vertical takeoff of the gyrocopter, the so called jump takeoff procedure. To compare the two takeoff procedures with respect to pilot’s behavior and performance the unique gyrocopter simulator at the Institute of Flight Systems is used for an extensive pilot-in-the-loop simulator study. Three groups of participants were invited to the experiment: fixed wing pilots, gyrocopter pilots and unexpe-rienced persons without any pilot license. Each participant got the task to perform a series of takeoffs at different wind conditions using the conventional takeoff procedure and the jump takeoff procedure. During the experiment the participant’s interaction with the simulator as well as their eye movements were logged. During each experiment the participants had to fill in a questionnaire on subjective pilot ratings. The paper presents a short theoretical introduction on gyrocopter technology and explains the two takeoff procedures as well as their particularities, advantages and challenges. Furthermore the experiment on the two takeoff procedures and the results of the comparison of the both takeoff procedures are shown.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113981/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulator Study on Pilot Performance in Different Takeoff Procedure Scenarios
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sachs, FalkFalk.Sachs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pruter, InsaInsa.Pruter (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Walter, HeleneTU-BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, MaikMaik.Friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mielke, OlafOlaf.Mielke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 September 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Gyrocopter, Jump Takeoff, Conventional Takeoff
Event Title:DLRK 2017
Event Location:München, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:05.-07. Sep. 2017
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Sachs, Falk
Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 10:46
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:11

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