Accession Number : ADP006235

Title :   A Comparison of Computerized Measurement of Helicopter Pilot Performance with Atropine Sulfate during Actual and Simulated Flight,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell, J. A., Jr. ; Jones, H. D.

Report Date : SEP 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The requirement for aviators to operate under stressful circumstances raises concerns over both safety and effectiveness. Although appropriate countermeasures for stress-induced performance deteriorations are available, the implementation of these counter-measures require that commanders know the time-course and extent of the problem. For this reason, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory has focused research on the practical assessment of helicopter pilot degradation using flight performance assessments which combine enhanced automation and objectivity with optimized data analysis procedures.

Descriptors :   , ARMY RESEARCH, ATROPINE, AVIATION MEDICINE, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COUNTERMEASURES, DATA PROCESSING, DEGRADATION, FLIGHT, FLIGHT SIMULATION, FLIGHT TESTING, HELICOPTERS, MEASUREMENT, MEDICAL LABORATORIES, OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, SULFATES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE