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Main Title: Manual flying and energy awareness
Subtitle: Beneficial effects of energy displays combined with a new approach of augmented thrust control
Author(s): Müller, Simon
Schreiter, Karolin
Luckner, Robert
Manzey, Dietrich
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: In order to enable pilots to better maintain energy awareness and energy management in manual flight, a new concept has been proposed, which transfers the demand control principle of fly-by-wire control laws also to the control of thrust. It includes a total-energy-related augmented thrust controller combined with a modified cockpit instrumentation enriched by specific energy displays. In order to empirically evaluate the human performance consequences of this new approach, an experimental study was conducted in a flight simulator investigating its effects on pilots’ performance, workload, and situation awareness. A total of 24 commercial aircraft pilots performed a landing and approach on a complex flight trajectory with and without the new system elements. The results confirm the expected beneficial effects of the new system on flight precision and lowered effort involved in thrust control as compared with conventional raw data flying. No negative side effects, for example, impaired situation awareness, were found.
Issue Date: 2017
Date Available: 29-May-2018
DDC Class: 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): nxControl system
manual flight
flight control system
augmented flight control
human machine interface
total energy angle
flight simulator study
flight precision
steep RNP approach
Journal Title: Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Publisher Place: Göttingen
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1027/2192-0923/a000111
Page Start: 18
Page End: 27
ISSN: 2192-0931
Appears in Collections:FG Flugmechanik, Flugregelung und Aeroelastizität » Publications
FG Arbeits-, Ingenieur- und Organisationspsychologie » Publications

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