Accession Number:

AD0768849

Title:

Development of Visual Aids to Alleviate Spatial Disorientation During Takeoff and Landing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY INC SAN ANTONIO TX LIFE SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The concept for a ground based visual aid to help alleviate spatial disorientation during takeoff and landing approaches has been developed. The proposed device consists of a 23 mile diameter circle of 12 lights mounted at least two miles from the end of the runway. This array has the appearance of a flat ellipse during most of the departure phase of flight. The relative degree of spatial disorientation hazard associated with a particular runway has been researched. A device has been designed and built with which to assess such hazards. The device is designated a visibility meter. In addition, a tentative design for visibility markers to aid in determining horizontal visibility was proposed. Modified author abstract Portions of this document are not fully legible.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE