Accession Number:

ADA053476

Title:

Recording Pilot Eye Movement Behavior: Approaches and Possible Applications.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 75-30 Aug 76,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

An in-house effort was conducted to investigate the physiology of the human visual control system, to review previous models and develop new models for the system using data from advanced bio-medical instruments, to investigate the applications of these instruments to the flight training environment, and to suggest avenues of research opened by the development of advanced eye movement recorders. Types of eye movements and eye movement systems were researched along with methods of recording. Using frequency response data from an oculometer and a corneal reflection eye movement recording device, a control system model of the eye servo system was developed. The design of a non-restrictive eye movement recording device, the Honeywell oculometer, is discussed and a method of integrating the instrument with an Air Force flight simulator, the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT, is presented. The applications of the oculometer for training fledgling pilots, verifying the necessary visual simulation field of view, and controlling areas of visual display content by point-of-regard are presented. A method for correlating eye scan behavior with pilot workload is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE