QUANTITATIVE INFLUENCE OF THE PERIPHERAL VISION DEVICE ON INSTRUMENT FLYING IN A SIMULATOR

Authors
  1. Money, K.E.
  2. Cheung, B.S.
  3. Landolt, J.P.
  4. Pellow, J.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Most pilots who have flown the Peripheral Vision Device feel that it reduces the workload in instrument flying, and the device appears, on theoretical grounds, to have antidisorientation effects. The present experiment was undertaken to determine quantitatively whether the device has an influence on instrument flying (in a simulator) during inflight procedures and circumstances known to predispose to disorientation. The device did have a significant effect on instrument flying in some of the circumstances of the tests: it significantly reduced the heading error during recovery from an imposed "unusual attitude", and it significantly reduced the rate-of-climb error that followed a combined failure of one engine and one attitude director indictor. Whether or not the device would be effective in preventing disorientation accidents could not be determined in these trials, since the circumstances of the tests did not reliably cause severe disorientation in the pilots.
Report Number
84-C-02 — Telecommunication Report
Date of publication
15 Feb 1984
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
84-01856
CANDIS No
121253
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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