Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Brian Jones, PhD
Aircraft pitch response is a vital element of piloted vehicle flying qualities. There has been controversy over both the form and the substance of the requirements for short-term pitch response. Currently, MIL-STD- 1797A offers six different methods for evaluating short-term pitch response. These six methods often give conflicting results. Two methods are analyzed in this thesis - the Neal-Smith criteria and the ωspΤθ2, ςsp, τθ criteria. Domains from both criteria are mapped into each other identifying regions of conflict and regions of agreement. Parametric studies are performed and evaluated for trends. Further, a real-time analysis tool for evaluating these methods is developed.
DTIC Accession Number
Kish, Brian A., "A Comparison of the Neal-Smith and ωspΤθ2, ςsp, τθ Flying Qualities Criteria" (1994). Theses and Dissertations. 6345.