Simulator Evaluation of a Medium-Cost Variable Stability System for a Business Jet

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This paper discusses an approach to convert the longitudinal dynamics of the Cessna Citation into a variable stability platform using response feedback, thereby enabling it to take different positions on the Control Anticipation Parameter (CAP) handling quality criterion. The different positions of an aircraft on the criterion reflect different handling qualities, short period damping ratios and CAP. An experiment is performed to investigate whether the handling qualities found analytically, as a result of a variable stability control law, match those found practically from pilot tests on an aircraft simulator. Results of the experiment show that pilots are able to sensitive to even small changes in aircraft dynamics caused by the variable stability system, however, their judgment of the handling qualities does not always agree with handling qualities predicted analytically from the CAP criterion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
Subtitle of host publication7-11 January 2019, San Diego, California, USA
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-578-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 201911 Jan 2019


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address


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