Identification of pilot control behavior in a roll-lateral helicopter hover task

F. M. Nieuwenhuizen, K. A. Beykirch, M. Mulder, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the influence of different forms of motion feedback on the perception and control behavior of pilots in a roll-lateral helicopter hover task. To identify this influence, a combined target-following and disturbance-rejection task is carried out where the motion feedback is varied. The participants perform the control task with roll motion only, lateral motion only, combined roll-lateral motion, or with no motion. A cybernetic approach is taken to identify multi-loop pilot describing functions and estimate the parameters of a pilot model. Results show that participants perform significantly better at the control task with feedback of combined roll-lateral motion, and decrease their control activity. For the condition with feedback of roll motion a similar trend is observed. This is explained through the increased amount of information present in the inner roll stabilization loop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
Pages975-985
Number of pages11
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference - Hilton Head, SC, United States
Duration: 2007 Aug 202007 Aug 23

Other

Other2007 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head, SC
Period07/8/2007/8/23

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Nieuwenhuizen, F. M., Beykirch, K. A., Mulder, M., & Bulthoff, H. (2007). Identification of pilot control behavior in a roll-lateral helicopter hover task. In Collection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 975-985)