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Pathway Concepts Experiment for Head-Down Synthetic Vision DisplaysEight 757 commercial airline captains flew 22 approaches using the Reno Sparks 16R Visual Arrival under simulated Category I conditions. Approaches were flown using a head-down synthetic vision display to evaluate four tunnel ("minimal", "box", "dynamic pathway", "dynamic crow s feet") and three guidance ("ball", "tadpole", "follow-me aircraft") concepts and compare their efficacy to a baseline condition (i.e., no tunnel, ball guidance). The results showed that the tunnel concepts significantly improved pilot performance and situation awareness and lowered workload compared to the baseline condition. The dynamic crow s feet tunnel and follow-me aircraft guidance concepts were found to be the best candidates for future synthetic vision head-down displays. These results are discussed with implications for synthetic vision display design and future research.
Document ID
20040056018
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Prinzel, Lawrence J., III (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Arthur, Jarvis J., III (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kramer, Lynda J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Bailey, Randall E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Avionics and Aircraft Instrumentation
Report/Patent Number
SPIE-5424-02
Meeting Information
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, 2004(Orlando, FL)
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: 23-728-60-10
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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