Implementation of a Unified Pilot/vehicle Systems Analysis and Integration Methodology

Period of Performance: 07/15/1983 - 12/31/1983

$200K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Array
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Principal Investigator

Abstract

DURING PHASE I OF THIS SBIR PROJECT WE HAVE DEVELOPED MODELS AND COMPUTER AIDS FOR ANALYZING PILOT/VEHICLE/SYSTEM INTERACTIONS. THE MODELS AND ANALYSIS PROCEDURES ENCOMPASS A RANGE OF PILOT BEHAVIOR (E.G., CONTINUOUS CONTROL, DISCRETE TASK QUEUE RESPONSE, TASK INTERFERENCE, ERROR PROBABILITY) AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE (COST FUNCTIONAL, HANDLING QUALITIES RATINGS), AND ALLOW THE ANALYST TO SELECTIVELY SET SOME MODEL PARAMETERS AND OPTIMIZE OTHERS. THE PHASE II PROJECT DESCRIBED HEREIN PROPOSES TO DEVELOP MICROCOMPUTER COMPUTATIONAL AIDS AND PROCEDURES FOR DELIVERY TO THE AIR FORCE THAT WILL PERMIT APPLICATION OF THE ABOVE PILOT/VEHICLE/SYSTEM ANALYSIS TO A WIDE VARIETY OF SYSTEMS AND MISSION PHASES. THIS MISSION ORIENTED PILOT MODEL AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY WILL BE CHECKED AND VALIDATED AGAINST A BOARD RANGE OF WELL DOCUMENTED DATA BASES. FINALLY, A DETAILED EXAMPLE ANALYSIS WILL BE CARRIED OUT INVOLVING APPROACH AND LANDING.