Accession Number : ADA117540

Title :   A Simulator Evaluation of Pilot Response to Low Frequency Aircraft Vibration with Audio Feedback.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mentas,Michael Wayne

PDF Url : ADA117540

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : An aircraft simulator facility employing a two-axis air combat manuvering simulation with whole body virbational mode capability was used to investigate pilot response to vibration and the performance enhancement technique of audio feedback cuing. The reliability of pilot response to a tracking task was measured in both the nonvibrational and vibrational mode with audio feedback cuing as a primary stimulus in testing. In general, performance scores in all modes of testing were improved using aural tracking techniques with a significant reversal of the adverse vibration stress duration function above expected values. Detailed conclusions and recommendations are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, *Vibration, *Response(Biology), *Pilots, Flight simulation, Flight maneuvers, Aerial warfare, Stress(Physiology), Low frequency, Performance(Human), Cues(Stimuli), Feedback, Sound, Auditory perception, Tracking, Flight testing, Flight training, Fighter aircraft, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Stress Physiology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE