Accession Number:

ADA043690

Title:

A Model for the Pilot's Use of Motion Cues in Roll-Axis Tracking Tasks.

Descriptive Note:

Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

An experimental and analytical study was undertaken to test a model for the pilots use of motion cues in roll-axis tracking tasks. Simulated target-following and disturbance-regulations tasks were explored with subjects using visual-only and combined visual and motion cues. The effects of motion cues on task performance and pilot response behavior were appreciably different for the two task configurations and were consistent with data reported in earlier studies for similar task configurations. The optimal-control model for pilotvehicle systems provided a task-independent framework for accounting for the pilots use of motion cues. Results were consistent with the hypothesis of attention-sharing between visual and motion variables.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE