ERIC Number: ED220599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Vision Research for Flight Simulation. Final Report.
Richards, Whitman, Ed.; Dismukes, Key, Ed.
Based on a workshop on vision research issues in flight-training simulators held in June 1980, this report focuses on approaches for the conduct of research on what visual information is needed for simulation and how it can best be presented. An introduction gives an overview of the workshop and describes the contents of the report. Section 1 discusses the general need for research in the area and suggests ways to facilitate the research needed and to stimulate interaction between scientists and simulation researchers. Section 2 describes some technical problems in more detail and gives a few examples of applying research strategies to these problems. Five appendix papers provide examples of research strategies. Primary emphasis is given to low-level flight, in which extraction of visual information from terrain features is crucial but little understood. Values and pitfalls are described of these strategies for exploring which visual features should be used in low-level flight: systematic condensation of opinions, particularly of pilots (appendix A); geometric analysis of terrain information potentially usable (B); and psychophysical analysis of visual processing modalities (C and D). Appendix E examines equipment requirements for display of visual information. Appendix F lists workshop topics and participants. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Identifiers: Flight Simulation; Visual Displays