NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Simulator evaluation of a perspective clipped-pole display and a thrust-vector controller for VTOL zero-zero landingsFive pilots participated in a simulator study to evaluate design features of a perspective clipped pole display and a side arm thrust vector controller for potential applications to VTOL zero visibility landings. Analyses of objective measures by a t test for related means showed significant learning effects, but did not show significant performance differences among display conditions. A mean longitudinal touchdown velocity of less than 4 knots, a mean vertical touchdown velocity of less than 1.22m/sec, and a mean longitudinal position error of approximately 15.24 m were attained during the final 10 trials of the experiment. The conclusion that adequate airspeed and altitude cues could be obtained from the glideslope and runway poles is supported by the absence of significant performance differences among display conditions.
Document ID
19750025620
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Murphy, M. R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Greif, R. K.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: 11th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Related Records

IDRelationTitle19750025602Analytic PrimaryEleventh Annual Conference on Manual Control
Document Inquiry
No Preview Available