Accession Number : ADP001634

Title :   An Analysis of Control Responses as a Function of Display Dynamics in Perspective Aircraft Displays with Prediction,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL AND ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Maresh,Jeffrey L.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper describes plans to analyze flight control response data in conjunction with RMS error information in an attempt to determine how pilots process information in a simulated curved approach and landing task using predictive information in a perspective display. An investigation of predictive algorithms in which the parameters are varied across the levels of the system control hierarchy was conducted. Preliminary empirical data indicating a relatively long response period for flight controls tends to suggest that the nature of the mental processes involved are cognitive rather than perceptual. Results of this experiment also indicate that pilot control response is directly related to the hierarchical order of the predictor algorithm. Additional analysis are needed to determine how the these results may impact the information processes used in these tasks. Because the data were recorded at one-second intervals, an additional experiment is planned in which data will be recorded at more frequent intervals to validate the findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Pilots, Man machine systems, Flight control systems, Response, Performance(Human), Mathematical prediction, Errors, Compensation, Information processing, Cognition, Aircraft landings, Approach, Algorithms, Hierarchies, Forward looking

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE