Accession Number:

ADA279306

Title:

Spatial Orientation in Flight

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1982-Jan 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

Human spatial orientational mechanisms, and how those mechanisms fail in flight, are discussed in detail in this comprehensive review. Specific topics include mechanics and associated physiologic nomenclature visual orientation vestibular function and information processing other orientational senses spatial disorientation, including definitions, types, causes, examples, statistics, and methods of preventing spatial disorientation mishaps and the significance, etiology, and therapy of motion sickness. Forty-four figures are included, many illustrating vestibular anatomy and physiology, and others depicting the more common visual and vestibular illusions in flight. Motion sickness, Spatial orientation, Pilot vertigo, Vestibular function, Spatial disorientation, Visual orientation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE