Accession Number : ADP001157

Title :   Development of a Pilot Model for Helicopter Visual Flight Task Segments,

Corporate Author : ANALYTICAL MECHANICS ASSOCIATES INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Phatak,A. V. ; Karmali,M. S. ; Hartzell,E. J.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper addresses the problems associated with developing an analytical representation for the human pilot in helicopter visual flight task segments. A two-level hierarchical model structure with elements corresponding to the autonomous information processing and control tasks and higher level decision-making functions is proposed. The utility of this modeling framework for understanding or interpreting pilot response behavior is discussed with reference to the visual approach to a hover task. An information-theoretic approach for rank ordering the visual cues according to information content is developed, and applied to the austere helipad scenario.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, Workload, Performance(Human), Job analysis, Helicopters, Models, Information processing, Control systems, Decision making, Missions, Human factors engineering, Closed loop systems, Visual perception, Cues(Stimuli), Matrices(Mathematics), Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE