Use of Flight Simulators in Analyzing Pilot Behavior
This paper describes simulation technologies in their current state as they are in the general aviation and at the University of Defence. The authors present a methodology of measurement, evaluation and modelling of pilots’ behavior, both before and after flight training (20 h) on real airplanes. By means of transfer function equation of human behavior model and time constants resulting from them, the authors analyze their change depending on the continuing training of students – pilots of military aircraft. Based on the results of these analyses, they have found a positive trend in the development of pilots’ transport delay and their abilities to adapt themselves to flight dynamics of an airplane.
KeywordsFlight simulators Pilot training Human behavior model Time constants MATLAB® X-Plane
The paper was written within project Technology Agency of the Czech Republic n.TA04031376 research/development methodology training aviation specialists L410UVP E20 and grant No. FEKT-S-14-2429 – “The research of new control methods, measurement procedures and intelligent instruments in automation”, and the related financial assistance was provided from the internal science fund of Brno University of Technology.
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