The Effect of Lighted Deck Shape on Night Carrier Landing.
DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC INGLEWOOD CALIF WESTERN DIV
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Young male engineering and science students with perceptual and visual skills equivalent to pilots judged when simulated parallel and tunnel lighted decks looked level from simulated ranges of 1, 34 and 12 miles and glideslopes of 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 degrees when the decks were viewed straight on or offset 10 deg. Analysis of variance found deck, range, and subjects to be significant. Generated glideslope appears to be a function of linear perspective of deck shape when perspective cues are liminal, but when perspective cues are sub-liminal, visual angle subtended by the length of the deck is important. Modified author abstract
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