Accession Number : ADA263874


Title :   An Evaluation of B-1B Pilot Performance During Simulated Instrument Approaches With and Without Status Information


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1991-Jul 1992


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Purvis, Bradley D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263874.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The majority of aircraft incidents occur during the approach to landing phase of flight. Little research has been conducted that evaluates the efficiency of the instrument display format used by the pilots for the approach to landing. This research examined the effects of two Instrument Landing System display formats on the tracking performance of pilots in a B-IB simulator under varying crosswind and starting conditions. One display contained flight director command steering supplemented with raw glideslope and localizer data; the other display was the same minus the raw data. This research was based on the hypothesis that superior tracking performance would result with flight director and raw glideslope and localizer data on the Instrument Landing System display. The independent variables were: display types, initial starting point, and wind. The dependent variables were: glideslope deviation, localizer deviation, airspeed, roll rate variability, pitch rate variability, and altitude Above Ground Level. Twelve qualified B-1 pilots served as subjects in this simulation study, each subject flew a total of 16 Instrument Handing System approaches after practice. The two types of instrument handing system formats were evaluated under two wind conditions that began with two starting positions.... Image evaluation time, Target acquisition, Automatic target cueing, Radar target acquisition.


Descriptors :   *FEEDBACK , *INSTRUMENT LANDINGS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , FLIGHT CREWS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , TARGET ACQUISITION , PILOTS , RATES , EFFICIENCY , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , PHASE , VARIABLES , FLIGHT , IMAGES , FORMATS , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , AIRSPEED , FLIGHT SIMULATORS , RADAR TARGETS , WORKLOAD , ALTITUDE , RADIO SIGNALS , AUTOMATIC , CUEING , INSTRUMENT FLIGHT , CROSSWINDS , STEERING , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE