Accession Number : ADA135461

Title :   Visual Cues in the Simulation of Low-Level Flight.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 82-31 Mar 83,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Rinalducci,E J

PDF Url : ADA135461

Report Date : 31 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The research described in this report was directed towards a continued examination of visual cues used by pilots to maintain altitude in low level flight simulation. The first study investigated the use of a psychophysical technique to provide a quick, low-cost evaluation of altitude cues provided by five visual display system conditions in which terrain features were varied in detail, density, and vertical development. Both pilot and non-pilot observers were employed. A second study examined three visual display environments (i.e., a valley floor, a valley floor with walls, and a valley floor with walls and inverted pyramids) using different display modes (i.e., slides, static video, and dynamic video). Differences between pilot and non-pilot subjects were obtained for the accuracy of altitude estimation.

Descriptors :   *Visual aids, *Cues(Stimuli), *Flight simulation, *Display systems, Vision, Flight simulators, Low level, Altitude, Maintenance, Pilots, Psychophysics, Terrain, Topography, Density, Vertical orientation, Statics, Dynamics, Observation, Accuracy, Estimates, Visual perception, Flight training, Operational effectiveness, Low costs

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE