Accession Number:

ADA055691

Title:

Effects of Platform Motion, Visual and G-Seat Factors upon Experienced Pilot Performance, in the Flight Simulator.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 76-Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to empirically assess the performance of experienced pilots in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT under varying platform motion, G-seat, field-of-view and ceilingvisibility conditions. Five experienced T-37 pilots flew five contact and instrument maneuvers in the ASPT under all combinations of the independent variables. Automated performance measures based on system parameters, pilot inputs and derived scores were collected and analyzed. The results indicated that expert performances were affected by the motion, field-of-view and ceilingvisibility variables and were often manifested as changes in control behavior rather than vehicle performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Humanities and History
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE