VLRCOE Rotorcraft Simulator Research Projects

Project Dates Funding Source
Experimental and Computational Instrumentation for Research on Safety, Survivability, and Enhanced Performance of Naval Rotorcraft Aug 2007–May 2008 ONR DURIP–funded initial build of simulator
Flight Control Design for Rotorcraft with Variable Rotor Speed May 2006–May 2011 Army (VLRCOE)
Adaptive Flight Control for Alleviating Pilot Workload During Shipboard Operations (Phases I and II) May 2007–Aug 2010 Navy (SBIR with Barron Assoc.)
Simulation Model Validation and Handling Qualities Analysis of the X-49A Compound Helicopter Aug 2008–Dec 2011 Piasecki Aircraft
Advanced Modeling and Flight Control Design for Gust Alleviation on Ship-Based Helicopters Dec 2008–Aug 2010 Sikorsky, Army (CRI)
Control Design Methodologies for Improving Rotorcraft Gust Rejection with On-Blade Control Jan 2009–May 2011 Army/NASA
Handling Qualities and Gust Alleviation Characteristics of Helicopters Using Active Rotors Jan 2009–May 2011 Army (CRI)
Aided/Automated Flare and Landing during Autorotation (AutoFLARE) Jan 2010–Aug 2013 Army (VLC)
Optimal Autorotative Profiles Using Active Inceptor Cueing Jan 2010–May 2010 Navy (SBIR with CDI)
Handling Qualities Requirements and Flight Control Concepts for Future Vertical Lift Jun 2011–Aug 2013 Army (VLC)
Advanced Response Types and Cueing Systems for Naval Operations Sep 2011–Sep 2016 Army (VLRCOE)
Control Redundancy to Enhance Rotorcraft Performance, Handling Qualities, and Survivability Sep 2011–Sep 2016 Army (VLRCOE)
Autonomous Multi-Lift System Sep 2011–Sep 2016 Army (VLRCOE)
Innovative Method for Real-Time Damage Alleviation (Phases I and II) Feb 2012–Dec 2014 Navy (SBIR with TDA)
Alternative Control Law Architecture for Fly-By-Wire Helicopters Jan 2012–Dec 2013 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Pilot-in-the-Loop CFD Method Development Apr 2014–Mar 2017 ONR
Autonomous Control Modes and Optimized Path Guidance for Shipboard Landing in High Sea States Jun 2014–May 2017 ONR
Handling Qualities Requirements for Future Rotorcraft Configurations and Missions Jan 2016–Dec 2017 Army (VLC)
High Speed Carriage of External Loads Aug 2016–Aug 2020 Army (VLRCOE)
Load Alleviation Control Design Using High Order Dynamic Models Aug 2016–Aug 2020 Army (VLRCOE)
Fidelity Requirements for Ship Airwake Modeling in Dynamic Interface Simulations Aug 2016–Aug 2020 Army (VLRCOE)

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