Accession Number : ADA181080

Title :   A Comparison of Tracking Performance during Gy Stress between Test Pilots and Panel Subjects.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Frazier,John W ; Repperger,Daniel W ; Van Patten,Robert E ; Goodyear,Charles D

PDF Url : ADA181080

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Seven centrifuge subjects and three AFTI/F-16 test pilots have participated in erformance measuring experiments conducted on the Dynamic Environment Simulator (DES), a man-rated centrifuge. The primary task was a computer generated roll axis pursuit tracking task. The secondary task was to maintain the status quo of airspeed, altitude, pitch, and yaw. Test conditions included plus and minus 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 Gy both with a standard restraint harness and with additional latral support provided by shoulder pads. For all Gy conditions the secondary task 9% better. These differences were not statistically significant. Both groups performed better when the shoulder pads (improved restraint system) were used. The standard restraint harness was reted inadequate at levels greater than 1.5 Gy.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *RESTRAINT, *ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *HARNESSES, AIRSPEED, CENTRIFUGES, COMPARISON, DYNAMICS, HUMANS, MEASUREMENT, RATINGS, SECONDARY, SIMULATORS, TRACKING, YAW, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Stress Physiology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE