Piloted simulation evaluation of a robust feedback controller for helicopters handling externally slung loads

James Rigsby, Joseph Francis Horn

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Abstract

This work reports on the design and piloted simulation evaluation of a feedback controller that utilizes measurements of the external load dynamic states to reduce load swinging, thereby increasing the precision with which an external load is handled. Results show a favorable impact on total mission-task-element time and load placement accuracy. Pilot ratings are favorable, but suggest that vehicle response types dominate the pilot's assessment of the task workload since the external load-stabilizing controller only provides load stabilization when the pilot controls are in detent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014
PublisherAmerican Helicopter Society
Pages2929-2941
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781632666918
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: May 20 2014May 22 2014

Publication series

NameAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1552-2938

Other

Other70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period5/20/145/22/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Rigsby, J., & Horn, J. F. (2014). Piloted simulation evaluation of a robust feedback controller for helicopters handling externally slung loads. In 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014 (pp. 2929-2941). (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International; Vol. 4). American Helicopter Society.