Pilot-in-the-loop flight simulator for NASA's transport class model

Kasey A. Ackerman, Steven T. Pelech, Ronald S. Carbonari, Naira Hovakimyan, Alex Kirlik

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Abstract

An immersive flight simulator has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign using NASA's Transport Class Model aircraft dynamics in an effort to streamline the design and testing process of a flight control law incorporating flight envelope protection and loss-of-control prediction and prevention systems. A modular simulator structure has been implemented using a Simulink dynamics model, X-Plane visualization, Frasca 142 cockpit, and a custom digital gauge panel, with communication between elements over a local area network. Utilizing purpose-built Simulink libraries, a single Simulink model is able to facilitate batch simulations, desktop piloted simulations, and pilot-in-the-loop simulations in the flight simulator. This paper presents an overview of the simulator architecture and its implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2014
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2014 - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Ackerman, K. A., Pelech, S. T., Carbonari, R. S., Hovakimyan, N., & Kirlik, A. (2014). Pilot-in-the-loop flight simulator for NASA's transport class model. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0613