Accession Number:

ADA181080

Title:

A Comparison of Tracking Performance during Gy Stress between Test Pilots and Panel Subjects.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Seven centrifuge subjects and three AFTIF-16 test pilots have participated in erformance measuring experiments conducted on the Dynamic Environment Simulator DES, a man-rated centrifuge. The primary task was a computer generated roll axis pursuit tracking task. The secondary task was to maintain the status quo of airspeed, altitude, pitch, and yaw. Test conditions included plus and minus 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 Gy both with a standard restraint harness and with additional latral support provided by shoulder pads. For all Gy conditions the secondary task 9 better. These differences were not statistically significant. Both groups performed better when the shoulder pads improved restraint system were used. The standard restraint harness was reted inadequate at levels greater than 1.5 Gy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Stress Physiology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE