A Comparison of Tracking Performance during Gy Stress between Test Pilots and Panel Subjects.
Technical rept. Jul 81-Aug 82,
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH
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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.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Stress Physiology
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems