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A model for simultaneous monitoring and controlMathematical models of the human operator have been concerned primarily with his input/output characteristics and his adaptive behavior to sudden changes in the controlled element dynamics. Newer models have examined the ability of the human to detect failures when acting as a monitor. However, models for simultaneous monitoring and control (e.g., an aircraft pilot flying a split axis approach) are necessary for performing pilot task allocations and for coordinated design of display and control subsystems. Flight test results of simulated instrument helicopter approaches conducted have shown the following: (1) constant speed approaches can be made quite comfortably by the pilots; (2) pilots cannot hover on situation displays alone; and (3) pilots can hover with a flight director display, but feel uncomfortable because they do not have enough time to monitor the situation displays.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Curry, R. E.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Kleinman, D. L.
(Conn. Univ.)
Hoffman, W. C.
(Aerospace Systems, Inc.)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center 11th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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