End Game Qualification Methodology for Rotorcraft Actual Navigational Performance Paper
We present a test and evaluation methodology for rotorcraft airworthiness qualification of actual navigational performance using statistical tolerance and techniques for bounding confidence. The methodology is intended to demonstrate qualification of tactical performance analysis via “End-Game” substantiation while ensuring an equivalent level of safety to current and future civil standards. Requirements extraction, methodology development, methodology implementation, and methodology evaluation are presented. This end-game qualification methodology is presently being used to support US Army CH-47F navigational performance testing. A follow-up paper is planned to present the results of test using the methodology, the results of evaluation for the methodology, and suggestions for methodology improvement.