Accession Number : ADA245922
Title : Use of a Commercially Available Flight Simulator during Aircrew Performance Testing.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
Personal Author(s) : Shappell, Scott A. ; Bartosh, Brady J.
Report Date : NOV 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : Investigations of aircrew sustained operations (SUSOPS) have been criticized for employing tasks with no apparent external validity. Because measures obtained directly from aviators flying high-performance aircraft are difficult to obtain, a laboratory compromise is needed. High-fidelity flight simulators used for aircrew training offer the most realistic simulation, but their availability is limited. Personal computer-based flight simulators amy provide adequate simulation in the laboratory at a reasonable cost. This report describes a representative research protocol using a commercially available flight simulator during a simulated aircrew SUSOP.
Descriptors : *SIMULATION , HIGH RATE , AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CREWS , FLIGHT TRAINING , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PILOTS , COSTS , FLIGHT , EXTERNAL , FLIGHT SIMULATORS.
Subject Categories : MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE