Pilot Performance in a Helicopter Simulator.
Final technical memo.,
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Six Army helicopter pilots, instrument rated, flew a difficult precision instrument flight pattern in this Laboratorys GAT-2H helicopter simulator. For each flight, each subject was given a different combination of thrust to weight, cyclic control sensitivity and cyclic spring centering force gradient condition making up an incomplete, balanced block-type experimental design. Several error measurements were recorded during the trials however, none could be satisfactorily utilized to predict either accuracy of performance, or be an indicator of relative workload. An unanticipated large variation of measures taken is thought to be the cause. Additional approaches and further study of the problem is recommended.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems