Accession Number:

ADP006094

Title:

Fighter Pilot Performance during Airborne and Simulator Missions: Physiological Comparisons,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The growing importance of simulators for training, research, and certification focuses attention on how little we know about whether the behavioral outcomes obtained in a simulator really represent the operational situation. The research reported in this paper addresses this issue, and proposes the use of physiological measures to examine the correspondence between pilot responses during actual missions and comparable simulated missions. Physiological measures of electrical brain activity, heart rate, and eye movements were taken while pilots flew tactical training missions in both the A-7 aircraft and simulator. These measures did discriminate between a flight position wing vs. lead, b actual and simulated flight, c type of mission event e.g., takeoff, maneuvers, weapons delivery, etc., and d individual pilots. js

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE