Utility of the Vertical Contact Analog Display for Carrier Landings: A Diagnostic Evaluation.
NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF
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The report describes an experiment designed to provide a diagnostic evaluation of the VCAD vertical contact analog display within a carrier-landing context. The design provided both an estimate of error associated with the performance of a carrier landing under full-scale simulation conditions with the VCAD and a means for partitioning this error into components due to Display Resolution, Temporal Loading, and Control Complexity. Subjects were trained to an asymptotic level on each of five experimental conditions and their asymptotic performance attitude and position errors compared across conditions. The results showed that roll, pitch, and heading deviations could be detected to an accuracy of 0.5 degree on the VCAD and that attitude control, in general, was unaffected by Temporal Loading. Lateral control with the V
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