Accession Number : AD1002955

Title :   Coalition Warfare Program Tactile Situation Awareness System for Aviation Applications: Simulator Flight Test

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Fort Rucker United States

Personal Author(s) : Myers,David ; Gowen,Timothy ; Rupert,Angus ; Lawson,Ben ; Dailey,Justin

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Tactile Situational Awareness System (TSAS) is designed to provide hover feedback via the sense of touch, permitting helicopter pilots to maintain aircraft control within degraded visual environment (DVE). In Part 1 of our effort (reported in Lawson and Rupert, 2014), several improvements were made to the TSAS. In Part 2 of the effort (discussed in the present report), the improved TSAS was evaluated during simulated flight testing. The test evaluated the ability of the TSAS to improve a pilots hover stability in a simulated DVE or brownout condition. The TSAS was integrated into a UH-60 simulator successfully and a trend towards smaller mean hover deviation was observed among 10 pilots while TSAS was in use. Further testing is recommended.


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