Accession Number : ADP005786

Title :   Visual Related Accidents/Incidents,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Simonsen, L.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Man has evolved as a creature intended to walk on two feet on the surface of the earth, but has acquired the skill to construct machines which enables him to fly. The process has required this basic man to learn, by training, some necessary skills for adapting his sensory system. This sensory adaption is rather fragile and will under situations of stress break down and cause accidents or incidents. This paper discusses, based on accidents/incidents, the different break down modes of man's visual sensory system in the high performance aircraft cockpit.

Descriptors :   *VISION, *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, ILLUSIONS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, SKILLS, ADAPTATION, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), REACTION TIME, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT, COCKPITS, VISUAL DEFECTS, ILLUSIONS, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE