Accession Number : AD1007458

Title :   Pilot Cueing Synergies for Degraded Visual Environments

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

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

Personal Author(s) : Russell,Deborah ; Statz,Jonathan K ; Ramiccio,John ; Henderson,Mike ; Still,David ; Temme,Leonard ; Ranes,Bethany ; Crowley,John ; Estrada ,Arthur

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Report Date : 19 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This study evaluated existing visual symbology sets (AN/AVS7, BOSS, and FISH), haptic cues (TSAS), and aural prompting (SwiftTalker) for their compatibility, benefit, or conflict when used simultaneously in degraded visual environments (DVE). The compatibility and effectiveness of each combination of the sensed IR scene, visual symbology, and cueing were measured with quantitative measures of flight performance collected from the simulator, biometrics collected from the pilot, and the pilots subjective reports. In general, the results indicate that test pilot flight performance was improved when using advanced visual symbologies, particularly when combined with a supplemental form of cueing (aural and/or tactile).

Descriptors :   cueing , pilots , visibility , helicopters , vision

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE