Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training: G-Seat Development
Final rept. Mar 1971-Mar 1975
SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY SIMULATION PRODUCTS DIV
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Kinesthetic sensation of motion cues in aircraft pilot training simulators are generated by motion base systems that stimulate the vestibular and somatic, or body feel, sensory systems. The nature of the somatic system suggests that it may also be possible to stimulate this system directly by employing a seat whose shape varies as a function of computed aircraft accelerations. A research facility G-seat has been developed to investigate this method of stimulation using a simulated T-37B aircraft cockpit. Development phase findings germane to the problem of developing a system suitable for somatic system stimulus production as well as preliminary observations concerning the ability of this system to induce kinesthetic sensation are presented.
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