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Simulator Evaluation of a Display for Manual Zero-Zero LandingsA research program to study in flight the display, sensor, and computer requirements for airborne, manually piloted zero-zero landing systems is being undertaken at the Ames Research Center. An evaluation has been made, on a flight simulator, of the display which will be used in the flight tests. Results show that on the simulator the pilots performed at least as well when they used the display for zero-zero approaches and landings as they did when they made simulated ILS approaches followed by simulated VFR breakouts and landings. In some aspects, particularly in the presence of crosswind, performance for the zero-zero display landings was somewhat better than for the ILS-VFR landings. Eight configurations of the display were studied in an attempt to evaluate the several elements in the display. There was no evident difference among the eight display configurations. The pilots who participated in the simulator program doubt that this result will carry over into flight.
Document ID
20000011976
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Douvillier, Joseph G., Jr. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Conference on Aircraft Operating Problems: A Compilation of the Papers Presented
Subject Category
Research and Support Facilities (Air)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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