The Effects of System and Environmental Factors Upon Experienced Pilot Performance in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training
Final rept. May 1975-Oct 1976
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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The objectives of the study were a to assess the relative contribution of platform motion, G-seat and visual factors to pilot performance in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT b to acquire information on the relationships between system output and pilot input measures as collected in the ASPT and c to evaluate the utility of economical multifactor designs for Flying Training Division, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory AFHRLFT research in flight simulation. Three experienced T-37 pilots flew five maneuvers in the ASPT under combinations of the independent variables platform motion, G-seat, field of view, turbulence, wind and ceilingvisibility. Automated performance measures based on system parameters, pilot inputs and derived scores were collected and analyzed. Both main and interactive effects of the independent variables were found for a majority of the maneuvers. A discussion of the utility of the economical multifactor designs is included. Additionally, implications for determining the direction of future studies are discussed.
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