Pilot Cueing Synergies for Degraded Visual Environments
U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Fort Rucker United States
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This study evaluated existing visual symbology sets ANAVS7, BOSS, and FISH, haptic cues TSAS, and aural prompting SwiftTalker for their compatibility, benefit, or conflict when used simultaneously in degraded visual environments DVE. The compatibility and effectiveness of each combination of the sensed IR scene, visual symbology, and cueing were measured with quantitative measures of flight performance collected from the simulator, biometrics collected from the pilot, and the pilots subjective reports. In general, the results indicate that test pilot flight performance was improved when using advanced visual symbologies, particularly when combined with a supplemental form of cueing aural andor tactile.