Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (NLR)

NLR is the central institute for aerospace research in the Netherlands. Since 1937 NLR has been an independent non-profit organisation that provides technological support to aerospace industries, to operators of civil and military aircraft, airports and ATC systems, to authorities and international organisations. NLR has a long history in flight simulation research, handling qualities investigations and concept evaluation of new aircraft technologies. On European level, NLR has been involved in projects under FP6 – ADFCS-I and ADFCS-II. Within the GARTEUR programme, NLR was actively involved in both Flight Mechanics Action Groups FM(AG12) and FM(AG16) on pilot-induced oscillations and their prevention.

NLR’s main tasks in ARISTOTEL focus on

  • providing definitions and classifications on APC based on foregoing research in the area of fixed wing APCs
  • establishing main contributors to fixed-wing APC in terms of triggers and conditions as encountered during flight test and incident cases for experiment preparations
  • determining the present situation and trends in fixed-wing aircraft and flight control system development and expected problems
  • analysing available simulator and flight test data in support of A/RPC simulator-to-flight prediction criteria validation
  • conducting simulator experiments for the evaluation and validation of fly-by-wire side stick characteristics and bio-dynamical effects on APC susceptibility
  • establishing design guidelines and methodologies to prevent fixed-wing APC and adverse bio-dynamical interference for modern fly-by-wire side stick configurations

Role in the project

  • WP5 leader

Mr. Hafid Smaili
Cockpit and Flight Operations Department
Anthony Fokkerweg 2, 1059CM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 5113013