Accession Number : AD0651279

Title :   EFFECTS OF VIBRATION, NOISE AND TASK COMPLEXITY ON PERFORMANCE IN ROTARY WING AND FIXED WING AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept., 1 Jun 64-31 May 66,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS AVIATION MEDICINE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Billings,Charles E.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Section one describes theoretical considerations underlying studies of pilot performance. It discusses some of the difficulties inherent in measurement of pilot performance and describes criteria used in these studies for systems of measurement. Section two contains a description of an objective method for assessment of pilot performance in rotary wing aircraft. It describes an experiment based on this method and presents initial analyses of the data. The method is discussed and suggestions are made for further studies. Section three describes an objective method of assessing pilot performance in fixed wing aircraft. The instrumentation necessary to assess this method is presented and the implications of the technique are discussed. Section four briefly describes revised instrumentation designed to provide both psychomotor and physiological data in rotary wing aircraft. A number of appendices provide information regarding the analytical and computer techniques used in the study, and present summaries of the data obtained to date. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), VIBRATION, NOISE, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AIRCRAFT, ROTARY WINGS, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE