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Study and Design of High G Augmentation Devices for Flight Simulators
SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY LINK DIV
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The physiological effects of accelerated flight are considered to contain perceptual information important to vehicle control and contribute to defining flight envelopes accessible to the pilot. As such, these effects, or acceptable surrogates thereof, must be considered for inclusion within ground- based devices designed to train pilots for their flight mission. This study investigates the physiological effects of accelerated flight within the cardiovascular musculoskeletal, visual, auditory, tactile, and respiratory systems. The study advances conceptual designs of research-oriented devices thought capable of inducing, in the unaccelerated state, the perception of accelerated flight physiological effects. The authors conclude that one of the most important effects impacting vehicle control and successful mission execution is loss of visual acuity under accelerated flight conditions and propose a dual effect matrixed liquid crystal variable transparency visor to replicate this effect. A math model to simulate the effect is also presented. The study contains a bibliography of 277 references pertinent to accelerated flight physiological effects and equivalent simulation device design. The study presents an appendix containing an annotated bibliography of 133 references Author
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