Accession Number:

ADA058932

Title:

A Program for Determining Flight Simulator Field-of-View Requirements.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-13

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This memorandum discusses a test approach for determining the optimum field-of-view of a flight simulator visual system as a function of aircraft mission. The program is intended to provide the information needed to decide which portions of the aircrafts total field-of-view should be simulated and which can be disregarded. The approach consists of three phases drawing board evaluation, aircraft ground testing, and flight testing. The procedure is described using the CH-46 helicopter as an illustrative example but it is applicable directly to any aircraft, fixed or rotary wing. Pilot qualitative ratings are obtained for each simulated visual configuration during specified flight maneuvers.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE