Accession Number:

AD0429114

Title:

FLIGHT SIMULATOR STUDY OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE DURING LOW-ALTITUDE, HIGH-SPEED FLIGHT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

An investigation of the influence of low-altitude high-speed flight conditions on inflight operator performance of surveillance-centered tasks is reported. Six Army pilots and four Army observers flew approximately 278 hours on simulated three-hour missions involving five RMS gust intensity levels and two airspeeds. The flights were made in a moving-base simulator that had a total travel of approximately 12 feet, an acceleration capability of 6 G, a functional control system, and an associated analog computer for obtaining solutions to equations of motion of a mechanized aircraft. Data were analyzed in terms of human performance aspects of the missions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE