Accession Number : AD0613313

Title :   DISPLAY-CONTROL RELATIONSHIPS IN A SIMULATED SIMULTANEOUS AIRCRAFT-MISSILE CONTROL TASK,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Narva,Marshall A.

Report Date : AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : The purpose of this study may be summarized as being twofold: (1) The obtaining of information concerning the optimal plane of movement and control sensing for an auxiliary missile stick control to be used simultaneously with the primary flight control, (2) The obtaining of information concerning performance as a function of the degree of correspondence of control and environmental variables to specific pilot pre-experimental flight experience. The results indicate that the pilot subjects did not transfer their specific experience with the characteristics of the flight control to the use of the experimental control. The extrapolation of the results to specific design recommendations for controls to be used for ancillary in-flight control tasks must be done with caution due to the relatively low order of simulation of the inflight control situation. However, the results indicate that such a control should move in the vertical plane and use an up-for-up, right-for-right control sensing.

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PILOTS, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE