Accession Number : AD0706036

Title :   RESEARCH IN VISUAL PERCEPTION FOR CARRIER LANDING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1964-1969,

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND CORP GREAT NECK N Y SPERRY GYROSCOPE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Gold,Theodore ; Perry,Robert F.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The effects of ship motion and the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) on the accuracy and consistency with which Navy pilots can estimate position on the glide slope and flight path (aim point) during carrier landing were determined. The visual judgements of the pilots were obtained in simulated dusk and night landings. Comparable data were obtained also for landings on a carrier without the presence of angular deck motion. A visual carrier landing simulator which was developed for a previous study was modified to incorporate provisions for carrier deck motion and a stabilized FLOLS. Three qualified carrier pilots with experience as Landing Signal Officers participated as test subjects. More than 5000 data points were collected in the glide slope studies, and about 4000 data points were accumulated in the aim point studies. These data were evaluated by a psychometric technique which permitted independent measures of response bias, sensitivity to changes in stimulus, and variability in response. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS), (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS), MOTION, ACCURACY, LANDING AIDS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, NIGHT LANDINGS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, OPTICAL SCANNING, PILOTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE