Accession Number:

ADA135461

Title:

Visual Cues in the Simulation of Low-Level Flight.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 82-31 Mar 83,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The research described in this report was directed towards a continued examination of visual cues used by pilots to maintain altitude in low level flight simulation. The first study investigated the use of a psychophysical technique to provide a quick, low-cost evaluation of altitude cues provided by five visual display system conditions in which terrain features were varied in detail, density, and vertical development. Both pilot and non-pilot observers were employed. A second study examined three visual display environments i.e., a valley floor, a valley floor with walls, and a valley floor with walls and inverted pyramids using different display modes i.e., slides, static video, and dynamic video. Differences between pilot and non-pilot subjects were obtained for the accuracy of altitude estimation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE