Accession Number : ADA414893


Title :   Improving Target Orientation Discrimination Performance in Air-to-Air Flight Simulation


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE


Personal Author(s) : Serfoss, Gary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a414893.pdf


Report Date : May 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : When performing air-to-air combat within visual range of the target aircraft, pilots are in an extremely high workload environment where they are pushing their own limits, as well as that of their aircraft. Nearly all attention is focused visually on trying to acquire, track and assess the adversary's orientation and range. If a pilot detects the enemy just a second or two later than the enemy detects them, or misjudges the orientation of the enemy aircraft and falsely concludes how he is maneuvering - the enemy will likely shoot him down first.


Descriptors :   *AERIAL WARFARE , *TARGETING , *WORKLOAD , *FLIGHT SIMULATION , PILOTS , ORIENTATION(DIRECTION) , THESES , TARGETS , VISUAL PERCEPTION , RANGE(DISTANCE) , ATTENTION , AIR TO AIR


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE