What is it about?

We measure angles of attack and sideslip and provide these measures to a pilot in a haptic way. AoA is mediated by a moving element in the control stick. AoS is mediated by vibrating elements attached to pedals. This research gives results on the first flight test with these devices.

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Why is it important?

Aircraft control by the angle of attack instead of airspeed might significantly improve flight safety and prevent loss of control accidents.

Perspectives

This publication pointed to the importance of training in using haptics in aircraft control.

Pavel Zikmund
Brno University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Pilot-aircraft haptic feedback tests, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, April 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/aeat-12-2019-0265.
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