Accession Number:

AD0767763

Title:

Tactile Display for Aircraft Control

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1972-31 Aug 1973

Corporate Author:

SANDERS ASSOCIATES INC NASHUA NH

Report Date:

1973-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

The final report presents a set of manual tracking experiments that have been conducted to determine the suitability of tactual displays for presenting flight-control information in multi-task situations. Although tracking error scores are considerably greater than scores obtained with a continuous visual display, preliminary results indicate the inter-task interference effects are substantially less with the tactual display in situations that impose high visual scanning workloads. The single-task performance degradation found with the tactual display appears to be a result of the coding scheme rather than the use of the tactual sensory mode per se. Analysis with the state-variable pilotvehicle model shows that reliable predictions of tracking errors can be obtained for a limited set of system configurations once the pilot-related model parameters have been adjusted to reflect the pilot-display interaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE