Accession Number:

ADA036083

Title:

Effects of Direct Side Force Control on Pilot Tracking Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE