Accession Number : ADA289173

Title :   Visual System Operational Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 Feb 93-31 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Brown, James E. ; Lincourt, Timothy J. ; Leos, Melissa J. ; Poe, Don R. ; Allard, Gary S.

PDF Url : ADA289173

Report Date : 31 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : This evaluation was undertaken to identify the capability and limitations of current visual simulation to support low altitude flight training. Purpose was: (1) determine trainability of low altitude tasks on available visual display technology; (2) demonstrate current visual requirements; and (3) provide information and data to support future simulation acquisition decisions. Three visual simulation display technologies located at three different sites were evaluated: (1) dome display with head tracked area-of-interest, (2) rear-projection display, and (3) helmet mounted display. Highly experienced F-16C and F-15E instructor pilots evaluated each display technology. A standard list of evaluation tasks was used to evaluate each system in a mission context. Extensive questionnaires were completed and debriefings conducted to rate the training capability of the simulator to provide Mission Readiness (MR) and Continuation Training (CT) for operational aircrews (both wingman and flight leads). Major conclusions are (1) single ship air-to-ground tasks are trainable now with the right combination of database, image generator, and matched visual display system; and (2) current systems do not provide adequate resolution, contrast, and brightness to allow for dynamic air model assessment.

Descriptors :   *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, SIMULATION, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, SHIPS, DECISION MAKING, ACQUISITION, MODELS, TRAINING, FLIGHT CREWS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AIR, DYNAMICS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FLIGHT, AIR TO SURFACE, IMAGES, MISSIONS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, VISION, GROUND BASED, GENERATORS, MATCHING, DOMES(STRUCTURAL FORMS), QUESTIONNAIRES, VISUAL AIDS, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, LOW ALTITUDE, VISUAL SIGNALS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Aircraft
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE