Accession Number : ADA413343


Title :   Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles: Causes, Consequences and Cures (Desorientation spaiale dans les vehicules militaires: causes, consequences et remedes)


Descriptive Note : Meeting proceedings


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a413343.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 488


Abstract : Spatial disorientation (SD), a condition in which the operator fails to sense correctly the position, motion or attitude of the vehicle or of him/herself, continues to be a cause of aircraft accidents, with accident rates that, unlike the overall rate, have not fallen over the past 15 years. The Symposium was convened to review current knowledge of the causes of SD and preventative measures, applicable to air land and maritime environments. Thirty two oral and 14 poster presentations covered covered following topics: Causal Mechanisms; Operational and psychophysiological consequences of SD; Incidence of SD in air, land and maritime environments; SD training programmes and training devices; Cognitive and sensory aids for the maintenance of spatial orientation, with an emphasis on the use of tactile cures.


Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA , *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , *PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORIENTATION , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , POSITION(LOCATION) , PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE , TRAINING DEVICES , MILITARY VEHICLES , COGNITION , PILOTS , RATES , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , NIGHT VISION DEVICES , AVIATION GOGGLES , FLIGHT SIMULATORS , SPAIN , DEATH , LAND AREAS , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , AEROSPACE MEDICINE , ATTITUDE(INCLINATION) , MOTOR DISORDERS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE