Accession Number : ADA118345


Title :   Human Factors Affecting Pilot Performance in Vertical and Translational Instrument Flight


Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. 15 Mar-31 Dec 1981 on Phase 1


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES BEHAVIORAL ENGINEERING LAB


Personal Author(s) : Roscoe, Stanley N ; Hull, J C ; Simon, Paul M ; Corl, Louis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a118345.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : A conceptual analysis and review of human factors problems in piloting VTOL aircraft including helicopters is presented. VTOL mission and flight requirements are contrasted with those of CTOLs. Deficiencies in present VTOL flight instrumentation are detailed. The requirement that information regarding ground-referenced and airmass-referenced position in all six degrees of freedom be presented to the VTOL pilot and/or incorporated into positional control stabilization is stated.


Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS , *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , REQUIREMENTS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PILOTS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , HELICOPTERS , FLIGHT , VERTICAL ORIENTATION , COMPUTER GRAPHICS


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      V/STOL
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE