RELATIVE MOTION. 3. SOME RELATIVE MOTION PROBLEMS IN AVIATION
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This study was conducted for the purpose of exploring relative motion problems in a variety of pilot and navigator tasks. Field studies surveyed methods used by pilots to fly intercepts analyzed the guidance of air-to-ground missiles and identified relative motion problems in attitude and navigation displays including the ANIP display. In addition, two experiments were carried out to determine natural responses to inside-out displays as a function of display size, and to determine how to eliminate wrong responses to roll information presented on such displays reversal errors. The study confirmed the superiority of outside-in displays, made specific recommendations for the design of navigation and attitude displays for air- and spacecraft, and suggested ways of eliminating reversal errors. It also recommended procedures for missile guidance, and provided insights into the cues that pilots use in visual intercepts.
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