Accession Number:

AD0698267

Title:

GEOGRAPHIC ORIENTATION IN AIRCRAFT PILOTS: VALIDATION OF AN ANALYSIS OF VISUAL CHECKPOINTS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

An analytical technique was developed to derive criteria for selecting features to be portrayed on aeronautical charts. The technique was tested for validity and practical utility by producing an experimental chart based on the derived criteria. The experimental chart was objectively evaluated and compared with standard aeronautical charts in orientation tests conducted in a low-altitude flight simulator. A total of 112 test sorties were flown. It appears that the analytical technique for deriving cartographic selection criteria is valid for use in general cartographic practice. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE