Accession Number : AD0749370

Title :   Simulator Motion as a Factor in Flight-Director Display Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, Robert S. ; Williges, Robert C. ; Roscoe, Stanley N.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The results of research conducted in ground-based flight simulators must be interpreted with care in view of the potential effects of differences between the simulated and actual flight environments. A study comparing various flight-director displays in a moving-base simulator was replicated without motion. Significantly different results occurred as a function of the presence or absence of motion. Implications of these results raise doubt concerning the validity of findings from simulator experiments in which whole-body acceleration cues might be a factor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TURNING FLIGHT, PITCH(MOTION), ANGLE OF ATTACK, REAL TIME, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, TRAINING DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE