Accession Number : AD0762728

Title :   The Landing Signal Officer: A Preliminary Dynamic Model for Analyses of System Dynamics.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Ralph H.

Report Date : 23 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A prototype model for the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) is developed. The model is derived based on considerations of the nature of the carrier landing task, human sensory characteristics, and LSO-to-pilot communications methodology. A central consideration in the derivation of the LSO model is seen to be the separate strategies that can be employed by the pilot and the LSO. The model is described via a digital computer program. It is used for two examples to demonstrate how, by appropriate calls, the LSO can prevent a ramp strike. A third example uses the MOVLAS to explore an alternative and far simpler approach to LSO modeling in those situations where the LSO-to-pilot communications can be linearized by an appropriate display. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARRIER LANDINGS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), FLIGHT DECKS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VISUAL PERCEPTION, APPROACH, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES, DYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Marine Engineering
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE