Accession Number : ADA258115
Title : The Detection of Lateral Motion by U.S. Navy Jet Pilots,
Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
Personal Author(s) : Temme, Leonard A.
Report Date : MAY 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : The present report evaluates a lateral motion detection test as a vision standard for naval aircrew personnel selection. The leftward and rightward threshold velocities of a 1.5-degree spot of light presented in an essentially empty visual field were measured in 110 U.S. Navy fighter pilots. These threshold measurements were compared to similar measurements of nonaviator subjects as reported in the literature. There was no evidence that pilots and non-pilots differed. Air-to-air target detection distances measured during air combat maneuver training were compared to the aviators' velocity thresholds. The statistical evidence of a relationship between the vision and the performance measure was ambiguous and most likely due to sampling effects. Correlation between pilot age and velocity thresholds was not statistically significant. This particular test of lateral motion holds little promise as a useful, practical tool for personnel selection. Biomedical standards, Vision, Navy jet pilots, Motion thresholds.
Descriptors : *PILOTS , *VISUAL PERCEPTION , *TARGET DETECTION , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , FLIGHT CREWS , PERFORMANCE TESTS , TARGET ACQUISITION , AERIAL WARFARE , AERIAL TARGETS , PERSONNEL SELECTION , ANGULAR MOTION.
Subject Categories : PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE