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Visual information for judging temporal rangeWork in our laboratory suggests that pilots can extract temporal range information (i.e., the time to pass a given waypoint) directly from out-the-window motion information. This extraction does not require the use of velocity or distance, but rather operates solely on a 2-D motion cue. In this paper, we present the mathematical derivation of this information, psychophysical evidence of human observers' sensitivity, and possible advantages and limitations of basing vehicle control on this parameter.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kaiser, Mary K.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Mowafy, Lyn
(Dayton Univ. Research Inst., Higley, AZ., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Piloting Vertical Flight Aircraft: A Conference on Flying Qualities and Human Factors
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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