TITLE: Parameter Estimation of Transfer Function of Pilot Behavior Model from Measured Data
KEYWORDS: MATLAB®, System Identification Toolbox™, Pilot Behavior Model, Pilot Model, Data Identification, X-Plane Software, Flight Simulator, Pilot Response, Identification Algorithm
ABSTRACT: This paper describes calculations and results of time constants of mathematical model of a pilot's behavior. Pilot was tested to a sudden altitude change whilst he controlled an aircraft. For calculations were used two different methods of measured data processing. Firstly the method using System Identification Toolbox™ from programming environment MATLAB® was applied. The second method used the identification algorithm to identify parameters of a transfer function of dynamic system which has been created by authors few years ago. The analytical model of human behavior from the basic element of an automated regulation was created. Experimental measurements were made on the Cessna 152 cockpit simulator at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. The tested pilots were pilot students with several tens of flight hours in real planes. The pilot's response to a sudden aircraft altitude change was measured. The achieved results will be analyzed at other stages of research activity in order to reach maximum plausibility of human behavior model.