Accession Number : ADA266140


Title :   A Comparison of Head-Up and Head-Down Display Formats during Instrument Flying Tasks


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1991-Oct 1992


Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Thomas C ; Hassoun, John A ; Barnaba, James M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266140.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : In March 1989, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force issued a study regarding the status of instrument flying within the Air Force. In that report, specific recommendations were presented, first of which was the necessity to develop a standardized HUD format suitable for use as a primary flight reference. Since that time a HUD symbology set was proposed and adopted conditional upon final validation as a primary flight reference. The present report documents the simulation phase of the validation process in which a total of 38 pilots participated. The validation of the symbology set consisted of a comparison of pilot performance data during three instrument flight tasks (1) Unusual Attitude Recovery, (2) Precision Approach, and (3) Precision Instrument Maneuvering. Results indicated that pilot data were significantly improved while flying with the HUD during the Precision Approach and Instrument Maneuvering tasks. During the Unusual Attitude Recovery tasks, no significant differences were demonstrated; however, the HUD symbology showed a trend toward faster reaction times, particularly for the nose low recoveries. Based on these results, the CSEF recommended initiation of the follow-on flight test phase of the validation process.... Simulation, Head-up display, Symbology, Instrument flying


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATION , *HEAD UP DISPLAYS , *INSTRUMENT FLIGHT , TEST AND EVALUATION , METHODOLOGY , AIR FORCE , RECOVERY , VALIDATION , MODIFICATION , COMPARISON , REACTION TIME , PILOTS , PHASE , TIME , PRECISION , FORMATS , DATA ACQUISITION , JET FIGHTERS , NOSES , QUESTIONNAIRES , APPROACH


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE