The development of a simulator for ADI studies


  1. Reid, L.D.
  2. Lan, J.K.Y.
  3. Graf, W.O.
  4. Haycock, B.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Toronto Univ, Downsview ONT (CAN) Inst for Aerospace Studies
The purpose of this project was to develop a fixed-wing simulation suitable for investigating the effectiveness of various attitude director instruments (ADI). In particular two novel ADI's are to be studied by using the simulator; frequency separated and kinalog ADI's. A review of the relevant ADI literature was carried out and summarized in the first two sections of the report. A T-33 jet trainer was selected as the test aircraft. The simulation was developed on the UTIAS Flight Research Simulator using MATRIXx. The following modules were created. (1) Flight Equations; (2) Flight Control System; (3) Disturbance Generator; (4) ADI Simulation; (5) Startup Calculations; (6) Simulator Interface. The simulator motion system was tuned to provide optimum roll response cues. Flight testing of the completed simulator was carried out and an initial set of experimental parameters was selected for the disturbance signals and the ADI displays. A visual database of CFB Gagetown was incorporated into the simulation and a corresponding moving map display was created to assist the experimenter in directing the pilot subjects.
Attitude Director Indicator;Frequency separated displays
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2002-017 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
20 Nov 2000
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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