Accession Number:

ADA017468

Title:

Advanced Simulation in Undergraduate Pilot Training: G-Seat Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1971-Mar 1975

Corporate Author:

SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY SIMULATION PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE