Accession Number:

ADA009590

Title:

Investigation of Pilots' Tracking Capability Using a Roll Command Display.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Feb-Jun 1970,

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE