Accession Number:

ADA128769

Title:

Visual Scene Simulation Requirements for C-5A/C-141B Aerial Refueling Part Task Trainer.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical paper,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the requirements of visual scene simulation for effective training in a ground-based air refueling part task trainer ARPTT to be used by Military Airlift Command MAC for C-5A and C-141B aircrew continuation training. Although effective training has been demonstrated in other ARPTTs for initial qualification pilots, it is unclear what this implies for continuation training. Given the reliance of the experienced pilot on a variety of tanker visual cues, any significant reduction in the fidelity of such cues in the simulated visual scene may result in reduced effectiveness of the device for skill maintenance. An analysis of the cues utilized in air refueling, based on responses from 283 pilots, suggests that an ARPTT will require a high degree of tanker image detail and a horizontal field of view FOV of sufficient size to include the tanker outboard engines and wing areas. Recommendations are made concerning minimum resolution, FOV, use of color, luminance level, contrast modulation, and design eyepoint for the ARPTT visual display.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE