Accession Number:

AD0637508

Title:

A RATIONALE FOR EVALUATING VISUAL LANDING AIDS: NIGHT CARRIER RECOVERY.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 63-1 Mar 64.

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

A primary conclusion of the study is that no objective measure of the quality of an approach and landing other than the untimely and inadequate one of accident rate exists for use as a criterion in evaluating visual landing aids. In the absence of such a criterion an analysis of the night carrier aircraft recovery operating procedure and environment was conducted to determine the visual characteristics of the carrierpilotaircraft subsystem interaction. The hypothesis emerged that the visual information available to the night carrier pilot is more similar to that available from an instrument display than it is to the information provided by daylight contact flight. The hypothesis was tentatively supported by an analysis of pilot opinion data. Therefore, sets of criteria applicable to visual landing aid evaluation were developed from those which have been established for visual displays in general. Those criteria, while useful, are qualitative and to a certain extent speculative. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE