Accession Number : ADD006165

Title :   An Acceleration Cueing Simulation Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Linfield,Wayne S

Report Date : 11 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : An acceleration cueing simulation device is disclosed for applying sustained, as well as dynamic, acceleration forces to a trainee pilot as he operates an aircraft simulator. The acceleration cueing device comprises a pair of Helmholtz coils for generating a uniform magnetic field; an aircraft control device for generating a control data signal which is responsive to simulated flight maneuvers performed by the trainee pilot; and a computer system for producing a plurality of digital logic signals which are in response to the control data signal. The plurality of digital logic signals, when converted to analog signals, will energize a plurality of coils which are embedded in a suit and a helmet worn by the trainee pilot. When the trainee pilot is within the magnetic field generated by the Helmholtz coils, the coils embedded within the suit and the helmet provide a plurality of simulated acceleration forces which are exerted upon the trainee pilot. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Flight simulation, *Man machine systems, *Cueing, Acceleration, Pilots, Trainees, Flight maneuvers, Proprioception, Electric coils, Magnet coils, Helmets, Clothing, Magnetic fields, Computer applications, Remote control, Minicomputers, Digital to analog converters

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE