Accession Number : AD0784886

Title :   Aircraft Simulator Motion and the Order of Merit of Flight Attitude and Steering Guidance Displays,


Personal Author(s) : Ince,Fuat ; Williges,Robert C. ; Roscoe,Stanley N.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Twenty-four nonpilot, volunteer subjects were tested on three flight tasks while flying four basic aircraft attitude presentations (moving horizon, moving airplane, frequency-separated, and kinalog) in a light twin-engine aircraft simulator providing three levels of motion cues (no motion, standard GAT-2 motion, and washout motion). The flight tasks involved conflicting visual and vestibular cues and included disturbed attitude tracking, command flight path tracking in both pursuit and compensatory modes, and a series of recovery trials from discrete unknown attitudes. To provide a basis for comparison, the present simulator study closely replicated the procedures used in the Roscoe and Williges (1973) flight experiment. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, Training devices, Display systems, Attitude indicators, Performance(Human), Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE