Accession Number:

ADA099761

Title:

Effect of a Predictor Display on Carrier Landing Performance. Phase A. Display Development,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This report documents work performed during Phase A of a three-phase program to determine the effect of a predictor display on carrier landing performance. Phase A was designed to determine predictor display information requirements, to develop an F4 predictor model and one or more effective predictor display mechanizations, and to produce a tentative plan for later conduct of a full-blown experimental evaluation of the predictor concept. Eleven carrier approach information items were identified, nine of which should be provided continuously. Of those nine, two are currently missing in the daytime and four are missing at night. Of the information items currently available, four of the seven daytime and three of the five nighttime items are poor in quality or must be inferred by the pilot from direct information. Those missing information items are added and the poor quality information items are improved in Dunlaps predictor display design concepts. Most landing information is integrated in the form of two display constructs a reference glideslope and a fasttime predicted flight path. There are three versions of the display to be evaluated a side view, a frost view with vertical prediction and a front view with full motion predictor. Prototype predictor displays have been mechanized and the technical feasibility of the landing predict has been demonstrated in the Dunlap laboratory and at the Naval Missile Center, Pt. Mugu, California. A noval approach to predicting ship motions was explored and has been found to be promising. General plans for Phases B and C are also provided. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE