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Application of Pilot-Controller Integration Techniques to a Representative V/STOL Aircraft

Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-200
Author(s): John W. Gaul
Corporate Author: Bell Aerosystems Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-10
Pages: 158
Contract: AF 33(615)-1866
Project: None Given
AD Number: AD0633269

The report presents final results of a study of the application of Pilot-Controller Integration (PCI) design techniques to the flight control system of a representative V/STOL aircraft. Under this program the validity of the concept was established in the application to the X-22A V/STOL. In this application the PCI technique indicated the areas of the X-22A flight control system where modifications would result in the greatest improvement to the probability of mission accomplishment. Design modifications were made and an iteration using the technique was accomplished and the payoff was evaluated. The digital program was developed and applied to the X-22A has general applicability to other aircraft. Several improvements to this program as well as to the details of technique application are suggested.

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