An Evaluation of Turn Anticipation Techniques and Offset Flying Procedures Using a Single-Waypoint RNAV System.
Final rept. May-Nov 77,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The purpose of this report is to document the results of a three-phased cockpit simulation which was conducted to evaluate turn anticipation techniques applicable for use with a single-waypoint, general aviation type area navigation RNAV system. Techniques were evaluated for both centerline and offset tracking. Performance was measured for two variables total system crosstrack error TSCT, and flight technical error FTE. The major findings were 1 all turn anticipation techniques tested could be used for centerline tracking 2 no significant differences could be discovered between offset steady state and offset turn data 3 a useable technique for turn anticipation during offset tracking is complex and contributes greatly to the pilot workload. Author
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