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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1997. Aviation Safety and Pilot Control: Understanding and Preventing Unfavorable Pilot-Vehicle Interactions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5469.
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Acronyms


APC

aircraft-pilot coupling


CH PR

Cooper-Harper Pilot Rating


FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FBW

fly-by-wire

FCS

flight control system

FDR

flight data recorder

FMS

flight management system

FOQA

Flight Operational Quality Assurance


HQDT

handling qualities during tracking


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NRC

National Research Council

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board


OCM

optimal control model


PIO

pilot-involved (or pilot-induced) oscillation

PVS

pilot-vehicle system


QAR

quick access recorder


SAS

stability augmentation system

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1997. Aviation Safety and Pilot Control: Understanding and Preventing Unfavorable Pilot-Vehicle Interactions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5469.
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Adverse aircraft-pilot coupling (APC) events include a broad set of undesirable and sometimes hazardous phenomena that originate in anomalous interactions between pilots and aircraft. As civil and military aircraft technologies advance, interactions between pilots and aircraft are becoming more complex. Recent accidents and other incidents have been attributed to adverse APC in military aircraft. In addition, APC has been implicated in some civilian incidents.

This book evaluates the current state of knowledge about adverse APC and processes that may be used to eliminate it from military and commercial aircraft. It was written for technical, government, and administrative decisionmakers and their technical and administrative support staffs; key technical managers in the aircraft manufacturing and operational industries; stability and control engineers; aircraft flight control system designers; research specialists in flight control, flying qualities, human factors; and technically knowledgeable lay readers.

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