Accession Number:

ADA029846

Title:

Simulator Tests of Pilot Performance in Terminal Area Navigation Operations: Effects of Various Airborne System Characteristics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 74-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

This is the final report of a simulator experiment in which 45 highly experienced pilots made five three-dimensional terminal area navigation flights each on a different parallel course offset. The experiment was designed to assess pilot performance as a function of three turn anticipation techniques Procedural, Computed, and Electronic Map Display and three levels of waypoint storage capacity one, two, and three on four different parallel course offsets three and five miles left and right and centerline. The flight task included SID, STAR, and approach procedures in the simulated Atlantic City area. Performance was measured on four variables horizontal and vertical tracking, airspeed control, and procedural performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE