Accession Number : AD0603744

Title :   CONTACT ANALOG SIMULATOR EVALUATIONS: CLIMBOUT, LOW CRUISE AND DESCENT MANEUVERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BELL HELICOPTER CO FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : Emery,J. H. ; Dougherty,D. J.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The study was designed to evaluate the contact analog vertical display which is an electronically generated encoded representation of the real world capable of presenting sensed information for altitude, airspeed, heading, pitch and roll. Encoded ground position and flight path symbols are also capable of being generated. Pilot subjects performed simulated helicopter flight maneuvers which included lift-off, climbout, cruise and approach. The study was conducted in the Bell Helicopter Company dynamic helicopter simulator. The task was performed on different conditions of display content, glideslope angle and heading. Measures of performance included absolute integrated error of climb and approach airspeed, glideslope angle deviation, maximum vertical deviation from glideslope, fore/aft and lateral position error at hover, and vertical speed and altitude at hover. Analyses of the results are presented and discussed. Recommendations for display content for similar maneuvers in the research helicopter (RH-2) are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, HELICOPTERS), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FLIGHT SIMULATORS), VERTICAL INDICATORS, CLIMBING, LEVEL FLIGHT, APPROACH, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE