Accession Number : AD0638794

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF A SIMULATED FLIGHT TEST USING VARIOUS CONTACT ANALOG TEXTURE FORMATS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AERO MECHANICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Lafranchi,Vincent E.

Report Date : 02 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The experiment was performed to investigate whether synthetic ground and sky textures, displayed on a contact analog display, affect the ability of the pilot to follow command symbols presented to him during flight. Ninety-six laboratory simulated flights were flown and errors from prescribed path were recorded on magnetic tape. The data was reduced by a CDC 3200 computer and an analysis of variance was performed. The analysis indicated that no significant changes in errors occurred for the four combinations of ground and sky textures displayed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), COMMAND GUIDANCE, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ERRORS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SKY, COCKPITS, TERRAIN, FLIGHT TESTING, ANALOG SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE