Accession Number : AD0750294

Title :   Effect of a Predictor Display on Carrier Landing Performance. Phase B.(Display Mechanization and Preliminary Evaluation).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV

Personal Author(s) : Prosin,Daniel J. ; Burger,William J. ; Wulfeck,Joseph W.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Phase B mechanized a unique six degree-of-freedom, fast-time, predictor model of the F-4 aircraft and a six degree-of-freedom, forward-looking, predictor cockpit display, based upon the requirements established in Phase A. A base-line display for comparison with the predictor was mechanized as a closed-circuit, gantry-driven, TV system viewing a scale model of a carrier with deck and edge lights, and FLOLS, illuminated in scale to appear as they would at night. The displays of both systems were mounted in the cockpit of a static simulator at Point Mugu programmed for F-4 flight and control dynamics. Informal trials were run with research staff and carrier-qualified pilots to evaluate realism of the displays; amount of training required; sensitivity and reliability of simulation and measurement systems; and recording systems, including a computer program to reduce the data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*CARRIER LANDINGS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS), JET FIGHTERS, PREDICTIONS, SIMULATORS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE