Accession Number:

ADB011676

Title:

Effects of Vibration and G Loading on Airborne E-O Sensor Augmented Observers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Feb-30 May 1975

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND ELECTRONICS CENTER BALTIMORE MD SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Psychophysical experiments were performed to quantitatively determine the effect of vibration and g loading on the ability of observers to perform certain visual tasks in a realistic flight environment. The test aircraft used was a corporately owned Sabreliner. The performance of four observers was measured on the ground, in straight and level flight, under conditions of moderate-to-severe turbulence and under conditions of sustained g loading. The test images were televised squares and bar patterns to which white noise of various amounts were added. It was found that the observers were unaffected by straight and level flight, were not appreciably affected by g loading but were moderately affected by turbulence.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE