Handling Qualities Requirements for Future Personal Aerial Vehicles

(2015) Handling Qualities Requirements for Future Personal Aerial Vehicles. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. ISSN 1533-3884 (Online); 0731-5090 (Print)

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This paper describes research to develop handling qualities guidelines and criteria for a new category of aircraft: the personal aerial vehicle, which it is envisaged will demand no more skill to fly than that associated with driving a car today. Testing of concept personal aerial vehicle response types has been conducted with inexperienced “pilots” ranging from private pilot’s license holders through to those with no prior flight experience. The objective was to identify, for varying levels of flying skill, the personal aerial vehicle response type requirements that will ensure safe and precise flight. Conventional rotorcraft response types such as “rate command”, “attitude command/attitude hold” are unsuitable for likely personal aerial vehicle pilots. However, response types such as “translational rate command” and “acceleration command, speed hold” permit “flight-naïve” pilots to perform demanding tasks repeatably and with the required precision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: handling qualities; personal aerial vehicles; personal aerial transportation system; flying cars; flight simulation; personal air vehicles; ADS33
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:22
DOI: 10.2514/1.G001073
: Copyright © 2014 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,Inc. All rights reserved.
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2016380

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