Accession Number:

ADA158849

Title:

Pilot-Oriented Performance Measurement.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 83,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Aircrew performance measurement is a critical problem in evaluating the quality of a visual simulation system and in determining the effectiveness of aircrew training devices. An effective performance measurement system must be able to separate performance into appropriate components and describe the relationship of these components. This paper describes a performance measurement system developed to analyze pilot performance in maintaining altitude in both straight and turning flight as a function of the object density of the simulated visual environment. The analysis indicates that pilot performance can be divided into perceptual and task difficulty factors and that the effect of the visual environment on each of these factors can be determined. A prototype performance measurement system was developed to describe pilot performance in a simulator. The pilots task was to maintain altitude at 200 feet both in straight and in turning flight. Pilot performance was sensitive to task difficulty and to visual scene quality. The strength of this performance measurement system was that it analyzed performance in terms of overall task performance and also specific pilot control inputs. Keywords Altitude maintenance flight simulation performance measurements task difficulty visual simulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE