Accession Number : ADA185932

Title :   The Role of Adaptive Supplemental Visual Cuing in Flight Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Billman, Eddy R

PDF Url : ADA185932

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The utility of adaptive visual cues for instructing an approach-to-landing task in a personal computer-based flight simulator was tested. Flight naive subjects in a control group trained with reference to a visual display that consisted of horizon, runway outline, runway centerline and touchdown aimpoint. Two experimental groups trained with glidepath and heading cues augmenting the display either constantly or adaptively. A simulator-to-simulator transfer-of-training design found no significant differences between instructional methods. Because other research had found adaptive cueing to be beneficial in transfer, implications of the differences in design considerations such as visual display field of view and the amount or content of subject pre-training is discussed and related to this study. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, *CUES(STIMULI), *VISUAL AIDS, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, AIMING, CONTROL, CUEING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RUNWAYS, THESES, VISION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, APPROACH, LANDING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE