Using Aviation Simulation Technologies for Pilot Modelling and Flight Training Assessment
Keywords:flight simulators, simulation technologies, pilot training, pilot modelling, human behaviour model, MATLAB
This paper summarises many years of the results of the development and modelling of human behaviour while flying an aircraft, from a flight automation point of view. The introduction presents the challenges of describing and modelling human behaviour. Based on that knowledge, options for acquiring parameters for a pilot behaviour model are described. Then, analysis of pilot response is presented, acquired from many tests on two simulators (stationary and motion‐platform). These experimental tests are pilot responses to a visual stimulus and also partially to motion stimulus – step change in flight altitude where the task of the pilot is to return the flight, as quickly as possible to the original flight altitude. Due to the vast amount of test data files – missions from each test – the authors rewrote the identification algorithms for batch data processing and utilised a Salamon supercomputer located at Technical University of Ostrava. In the first phase of implementation of the identification algorithms, the calculations were 4 times faster, and after rewriting the algorithms for parallel calculations, the authors expect the speed to increase more than 10 times.
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