Represent precision pilot model
The Precision Pilot Model block represents the pilot model described in Mathematical Models of Human Pilot Behavior. (For more information, see ). This pilot model is a single input, single output (SISO) model that represents some aspects of human behavior when controlling aircraft. When modeling human pilot models, use this block for the most accuracy, compared to that provided by the Tustin Pilot Model and Crossover Pilot Model blocks.
This block is an extension of the Crossover Pilot Model block. When calculating the model, this block also takes into account the neuromuscular dynamics of the pilot. This block implements the following equation:
In this equation:
|τ||Pilot delay time.|
|TL||Time lead constant for the equalizer term.|
|TI||Time lag constant.|
|TN1||Time constant for the neuromuscular system.|
|ωN||Undamped frequency for the neuromuscular system.|
|ζN||Damping ratio for the neuromuscular system.|
A sample value for the natural frequency and the damping ratio of a human is 20 rad/s and 0.7, respectively. The term containing the lead-lag term is the equalizer form. This form changes depending on the characteristics of the controlled system. A consistent behavior of the model can occur at different frequency ranges other than the crossover frequency.
This block has non-linear behavior. If you want to linearize the block (for example, with one of the Simulink® linmod functions), you might need to change the Pade approximation order. The Precision Pilot Model block implementation incorporates the Simulink Transport Delay block with the Pade order (for linearization) parameter set to 2 by default. To change this value, use the set_param function, for example:
From the list, select one of the following options to specify the type of aircraft dynamics that you want to control. The equalizer form changes according to these values. For more information, see .
|Option (Controlled Element Transfer Function)||Transfer Function of Controlled Element (Yc)||Transfer Function of Pilot (Yp)|
|Lag-lead, TI >> TL|
|Rate or velocity|
|Lead-lag, TL >> TI|
Lead-lag if ωm << 2/τ.
Lag-lead if ωm >> 2/τ.
Specifies the pilot gain.
Specifies the total pilot time delay, in seconds. This value typically ranges from 0.1 s to 0.2 s.
Specifies the equalizer lead constant.
Specifies the equalizer lag constant.
Specifies the neuromuscular system lag constant.
Specifies the undamped natural frequency neuromuscular system in rad/s.
Specifies the damping neuromuscular system.
|1-by-1||Contains the command for the signal that the pilot model controls.|
|1-by-1||Contains the signal that the pilot model controls.|
|1-by-1||Contains the command for the aircraft.|
 McRuer, D. T., Krendel, E., Mathematical Models of Human Pilot Behavior. Advisory Group on Aerospace Research and Development AGARDograph 180, Jan. 1974.
 McRuer, D. T., Graham, D., Krendel, E., and Reisener, W., Human Pilot Dynamics in Compensatory Systems. Air Force Flight Dynamics Lab. AFFDL-65-15. 1965.