Accession Number:

ADP013863

Title:

Spatial Disorientation Demonstration in the Netherlands

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

In this paper we give an outline of the ground course on spatial disorientation that TNO Human Factor provides for military student aviators of the Royal Netherlands Airforce. During this one-day course a variety of laboratory equipment is used to let students experience and understand different disorienting phenomena and to make them aware of the peculiarities and limits of their sensory systems. With these demonstrations students learn in what situations disorientation, and possibly also symptoms of motion sickness, can be expected and when not. The course also includes an introductory session on the consequences of night vision for situational awareness, which we will describe here. We pay special attention to the motivation and form of the course. Finally we briefly discuss how the flight simulated demonstrator DISO of the RNLAF will be employed for demonstrating some flight-related visual illusions and bow we upgraded the cockpit with night vision compatibility for practicing the use of night vision goggles NVG.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE