Accession Number:

ADA070231

Title:

Pilot Performance in Simulated Aerial Refueling as a Function of Tanker Model Complexity and Visual Display Field-of-View

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 77-Feb 78

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This research was conducted in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training ASPT to determine Computer Image Generation CIG complexity and field-of-view FOV requirements for aerial refueling AR. The adequacy of three detail levels and five FOVs was assessed. Aircraft simulated, in addition to the KC-135 tanker, were the A-10, F-4, B-52, and FFB-111. Twelve experienced pilots three per aircraft served as subjects. Performance measures included elapsed time to criterion, number of disconnects and aircraft control profile. An assessment of FOV position employed for takeofflanding versus AR was also made. A-10 and F-4 pilots found the visual FOV position employed for simulated takeofflanding must be raised approximately 12 degrees to accomplish AR. B-52 and F-111 pilots found AR could be satisfactorily performed using the same FOV position employed for takeofflanding. Performnance measures clearly indicated that AR performance varies as a function of both FOV size and tanker detail level. The larger the FOV, the better the performance. Similarly, the more detailed the tanker model, the better the performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE