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Research areas

Main directions of research.

  • Development of technique for experiments investigation of pilot response characteristics and fulfillment of ground based simulation.
  • Development of mathematical models of pilot control response characteristics.
  • Study of regularities of pilot behavior in piloting process.
  • Application of technique for pilot-vehicle system approach to different manual control tasks.
  • Development of facilities (simulators, workstations) for fulfillment of experiments.

Results of investigations.

1. Technique for experimental investigations of pilot response characteristics.

- Unified technique for identification of pilot control response characteristics.

- Technique for ground-based simulation guaranteed the agreement of results between ground-based and in-flight simulation.

- The software for reduction system used for experimental investigations on simulators and workstations.

2. Mathematical models of pilot control response characteristics.

- Modified structure model.

- Modified optimal pilot behavior model.

- Composite model, based on neural network approach.

3. Main regularities of pilot-behavior in manual control tasks.

3.1 Additional adaptation in low frequency range.

3.2 Increased PIO tendency in case of increased requirements to an accuracy of control.

3.3 Role of kinesthetic cues in piloting.

3.4 Role of vestibular cues in target and stabilization tasks.

3.5 Relationship between Cooper Harper pilot rating and PIO rating.

3.6 Binominal law of Cooper Harper distribution.

4. Application of pilot aircraft system techniques to different manual control tasks.

4.1 Development of alternative criteria for the flying qualities and PIO tendency estimation based on requirements to the pilot aircraft system parameters.

4.2 Development of synchronized prefilter provided necessary level of flight safety.

4.3 Active manipulators with dynamically variable stiffness.

4.4 Perspective 3D display with prediction information.

4.5 Optimal aircraft dynamics for each piloting task and ways for its provision.


5. Development of facilities.

5.1 Workstation for experimental investigations of manual control tasks.

5.2 Moving based simulator with computer generator visual system.

5.3 Fixed based simulator with wide angle of view visual system.

5.4 Stereoscopic computer generated visual system for the MIG 29K simulator (the project in fulfill in cooperation with MIG company).