Accession Number : ADA017441

Title :   Pilot Performance in a Helicopter Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final technical memo.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Waugh,John D.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 336

Abstract : Six Army helicopter pilots, instrument rated, flew a difficult precision instrument flight pattern in this Laboratory's GAT-2H helicopter simulator. For each flight, each subject was given a different combination of thrust to weight, cyclic control sensitivity and cyclic spring centering force gradient condition making up an incomplete, balanced block-type experimental design. Several error measurements were recorded during the trials; however, none could be satisfactorily utilized to predict either accuracy of performance, or be an indicator of relative workload. An unanticipated large variation of measures taken is thought to be the cause. Additional approaches and further study of the problem is recommended.

Descriptors :   *Flight simulation, *Helicopters, *Pilots, Experimental data, Research planes, Man machine systems, Work measurement, Difficulty, Instrument flight, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Psychology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE