Investigation of Pilots' Tracking Capability Using a Roll Command Display.
Technical rept. Feb-Jun 1970,
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Ten Air Force pilots having current flying status flew a series of missions to establish baseline normative data for pilot tracking performance. An F-111A flight simulator was used as the test-bed for the experiment. The mission consisted of flying the aircraft simulator at 450 knots and 6000 feet to a designated target while tracking or keeping the bank steering needle centered. Various segments of the mission were designed to measure pilot racking ability under perturbed and unperturbed conditions. Twenty-seven different evaluation scores were obtained to determine pilot tracking performance. Recommendations are made for further studies on tracking performance as a function of system and pilot constraints.
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