Effects of Direct Side Force Control on Pilot Tracking Performance.
Final rept. Jan-Dec 75,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of direct side force motion on a pilots tracking performance in a simulated air-to-air engagement. Two degrees of control, pitch and lateral velocity, could be commanded by the pilot. Forty-five second runs at various normal G profiles were made with and without dynamic lateral motion, using four subjects. The results showed some degradation of performance at low normal G levels with side motion, but the subjects demonstrated they could easily maintain effective tracking control with or - 2 Gs of dynamic lateral acceleration.
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