Accession Number : AD0717179

Title :   Universal Aircraft Flight Simulator/Trainer System Definition.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : MELPAR FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Conant,John E. ; Wetzel,Ronald C. ; Walker,Robert H. ; Kiley,Margaret R. ; Bennett,C. Michael

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : In the definition study of the Universal Aircraft Flight Simulator/Trainer (UAFS/T), the total performance requirement and general configuration thereof are identified and described. The personnel, training, and facilities required to support, maintain, and house the UAFS/T are identified and described. The requirements for documentation in support of maintenance and operation of the UAFS/T are identified and described. Through an extensive review of the literature, a study is made of the physiology of the human vestibular and visual systems and quantitative values are determined for the desirable cockpit motion system, visual display system, and simulated instrument performance characteristics. Test reports on actual aircraft performance and an analysis of the expected advancement in these aircraft performances in the next 10 years are studied and quantitative values are determined for the desirable cockpit motion system, visual display system, and simulated instrument performance characteristics. These desirable performance characteristics are evaluated against present-day state-of-the-art mathematical modeling, digital computation systems, cockpit motion system concepts, and visual image generation and display techniques to determine and completely describe the recommended Performance Specifications for the UAFS/T. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, SPECIFICATIONS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MAINTENANCE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COCKPITS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE