Accession Number:

ADA045372

Title:

An Investigation of Possible Correlations Between Individual Pilot Performance and Neurological Functions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1976-1977,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR STATION QUONSET POINT R I

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a meaningful correlation exists between some quantifiable element of a pilots neurological activity and his performance at the controls of an aircraft. A new, unique system for quantifying pilot performance was developed using the Singer GAT-1B Link Flight Simulator. A system was also developed for monitoring and recording pilot neurological functions in a cockpit environment. Significant changes in the pilot performance and neurological functions were observed. An apparent trend was observed also relating changes in pilot performance to changes in a pilots pre-flight neurological state. Ground work was laid for further investigation into the possibility of predicting pilot performance based on a comparison of the pilots current neurological state and developing neurologically based criteria for pilot duty cycles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE