Accession Number : AD0815211

Title :   HUMAN FACTOR PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH FLIGHT AT LOW ALTITUDE AND HIGH SPEED: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Adams, Oscar S. ; Roche, Robert D. ; Martin, O. Edmund, Jr

Report Date : AUG 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : This report is an annotated bibliography of research pertaining to the human factor problems associated with high-speed low-altitude flight. The primary objective of this research project is to provide a compilation of abstracts of studies concerned with the effects of prolonged high-speed low-altitude flight on aircrew performance. Most of the human factor problems involved in this type of flight regimen result from the vibration and buffeting produced by gust loads, the acceleration forces produced by terrain avoidance, motion sickness resulting from complex flight motions, and the overburdening of visual and psycho-motor processes from an awareness of the insidious nature of human or mechanical failure. There has been no direct systematic research on the human factor problems associated with high-speed low-altitude flight. Thus, for the most part, the studies included in this bibliography are indirectly concerned with this type of flight operation. They are pertinent, however, in that they are concerned with human performance under conditions involving some of the specific characteristics of such flight. Areas of research such as vibration, acceleration, motion sickness, flight or simulator performance, visual performance and stress are related to the present problem. This bibliography is not intended to represent an exhaustive search of any one or more of the above areas. It is selective in that it included only those studies that are particularly pertinent to the problems of high-speed low-altutude flight.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION MEDICINE), (*BIBLIOGRAPHIES, (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FLIGHT), ABSTRACTS, LOW ALTITUDE, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), MOTOR REACTIONS, VIBRATION, ACCELERATION, VISION, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), PILOTS, MOTION SICKNESS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), VISUAL ACUITY, EMOTIONS, PILOTS, FLIGHT CREWS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE