Accession Number : AD0431116


Title :   HUMAN TRACKING ABILITY FOR MAXIMUM TERRAIN FOLLOWING (PROJECT DIRECT).


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y


Personal Author(s) : Ruby,W J ; Monty,R A


Report Date : 31 Aug 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The present experiment examined two command signals: the aircraft flight vector angle, and the elevator deflection angle. Each of these two command signals were computed for three aircraft speeds, 0.6M, 0.75M, and 0.9M over two terrains, Southern Pennsylvania and Rocky Mountain. A group of twelve subjects was randomly assigned to each command signal for the experiment. Each subject flew each combination of aircraft speed and terrain (6 combinations) on each of three successive days. Three measures of performance were used, namely, integrated tracking error, normalized average clearance and normalized average offset. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *TRACKING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , CONTROL SIMULATORS , FLIGHT SIMULATORS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , TERRAIN AVOIDANCE , PENETRATION , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , GROUND SPEED , TERRAIN , ERRORS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , TRAINING DEVICES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE