Accession Number:

ADA429461

Title:

Understanding Multisensory Integration for Pilot Spatial Orientation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Aug 2003-19 Nov 2004

Corporate Author:

QINETIQ LTD FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM) CENTRE FOR HUMAN SCIENCES

Report Date:

2004-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking QinetiQ Ltd as follows The Grantee will investigate the effects of synergistic and incongruent tactile and visual information on a representative flight task. The task will be related to maintaining correct spatial orientation and recovering from spatial disorientation. Subjects will be asked to perform a primary flying and secondary non-flying task with and without tactile orientation information to determine the advantages and disadvantages of using both tactile and visual orientation information. The specific questions that must be answered are 1 What are the interactions between visual and tactile stimulation 2 How does tactile information aid or detract from information presented in the other sensory modalities - specifically visual for this preliminary study and 3 Can any performance enhancement be gained by combining multisensory information

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE