Accession Number : ADA017023

Title :   Results of the Visual Detection Simulation Experiment for the Evaluation of Aircraft Pilot Warning Instruments (APWI). Volume II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONTROL DATA CORP ST PAUL MINN ADVANCED SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Graham,W. ; Mangulis,V.

Report Date : DEC 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 230

Abstract : Results are reported of a Visual target Detection Simulator. Evidence for the validity of simulation, consisting of calibration data and comparisons of detection results obtained in the simulator with real world data from other sources, is reviewed. In the experiment reported APWI systems with sharp range and altitude cut-offs were simulated, and with bearing resolutions of 180, 30, and 2 deg.; part of the experiment was run with no APWI at all for comparison. The results show how the most critical factor in determining the probability of detection of a target is the time available to the pilot for detection.

Descriptors :   *Civil aviation, *Aviation safety, *Warning systems, *Aircraft detection, Simulation, Instrumentation, Performance Tests, Pilots

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE