Accession Number : AD0698267

Title :   GEOGRAPHIC ORIENTATION IN AIRCRAFT PILOTS: VALIDATION OF AN ANALYSIS OF VISUAL CHECKPOINTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McGrath,James J. ; Osterhoff,William E.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : An analytical technique was developed to derive criteria for selecting features to be portrayed on aeronautical charts. The technique was tested for validity and practical utility by producing an experimental chart based on the derived criteria. The experimental chart was objectively evaluated and compared with standard aeronautical charts in orientation tests conducted in a low-altitude flight simulator. A total of 112 test sorties were flown. It appears that the analytical technique for deriving cartographic selection criteria is valid for use in general cartographic practice. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *DIRECTION FINDING), (*NAVIGATION CHARTS, LOW ALTITUDE), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MOTION PICTURES, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ERRORS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE