The USAFSAM Spatial Orientation Trainer: Background and Apparatus.
Final rept. Sep 72-Jun 73,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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A prototype trainer has been developed for use as an aid in indoctrinating USAF pilots with spatial disorientation problems. Its main asset is that the pilot can control the trainer in four axes while his performance is recorded for analysis. The common spatial disorienting illusions are described, and their specific demonstrating procedures on the SOT. Specifications and capabilities of the trainer are presented. This trainer would be an effective training aid as well as serving as a valuable research tool for further study in motion simulators for training, in vestibular research, and in problems concerned with spatial disorientation and motion sickness. Author
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