Flight Test of Pilot-Aircraft Haptic Feedback System

Pavel Zikmund, Lukáš Dubnický, Michaela Horpatzká, Miroslav Macík, Ivo Jebáček, C. Charitidis, S. Pantelakis
2019 MATEC Web of Conferences  
This research is focused on an innovative improvement of pilot-aircraft interaction and is targeted on small aircraft. Haptic feedback is performed by actuators mounted on an aircraft's controls. The purpose of the actuators on a control stick and pedals is stall warning and a pilot guiding to safe and economical flight regimes. The feedback system mediates airflow data as angles of attack and sideslip. The paper brings results of a flight test of the proposed system. Qualitative evaluation of
more » ... tive evaluation of the haptic feedback inflight is presented. Benefits of the system are presented on a sideslip during turning. Some recommendations for the haptic pilot-aircraft interaction are stated within the discussion of the flight test results.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201930406005 fatcat:km6juxe6pzhcrh7olvoqmryzie