Accession Number:

ADA110570

Title:

Simulator for Air-to-Air Combat versus Real World: Visual Cue Analysis for Simulated Air-to-Air Combat Training.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Flying an aircraft requires a continuous interpretation of the visual environment in which the pilot uses visual information from outside the cockpit and from the flight instruments inside the cockpit to develop and maintain an awareness of the status of the aircraft and its location in space. Flying a high-speedhigh-performance aircraft in an air-to-air combat environment vastly increases the complexity of the pilots task. The pilot must also keep track of and evaluate the performance of any opposing aircraft. To maintain a dynamic awareness of the situation and ultimately to be successful in the airborne arena, the pilot depends heavily on interpretation of out-of-the-cockpit visual cues. Usually training of the necessary visual skills for air-to-air combat takes place entirely in the aircraft...a high stress environment where the student pilot quickly can become overwhelmed with visual information. In addition, the training is severely limited by both rules of engagement and aircraft safety limitations that prevent the student pilot from experiencing and practicing maximum performance tactics.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE