STUDY OF HUMAN FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS IN A HELICOPTER DECK LAND SIMULATOR

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Authors
  1. Reid, L.D.
  2. Pierce, A.A.
  3. Graf, W.O.
  4. Zielinski, A.W.
  5. Dufort, P.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Toronto Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN) Inst for Aerospace Studies
Abstract
This project involved the preparation of the UTIAS Flight Research Simulator for a study involving Sea King helicopter deck landing simulators. The simulator underwent a series of hardware and software modifications as part of this process. The GenHel computer code used to model the simulator was expanded to include modules relevant to the Sea King deck landing task. These included a landing gear model, wind over the deck and turbulence models, RAST recovery system model, flight control system model and ship motion model. The cyclic stick was upgraded for this project by the installation of a McFadden digital control loader system. The parameters of GenHel were modified to represent a Sea King helicopter. Towards the end of the project the UTIAS facility was upgraded by the addition of a CAE MAXVUE Enhanced B image generator to drive the recently acquired CAE fibre optic helmet mounted display. At that time it was decided to use the MAXVUE to generate the Canadian Patrol Frigate model to be used for the simulation. This frigate model has been implemented and is now ready for use. A continuing series of simulator evaluations was carried out to test validity of the many changes to the simulator. At each stage in the development, tests and adjustments were performed. At the present time the final tuning of the simulator has not been attempted. TRUNCATED
Keywords
Helicopter simulator;Fibre Optic Helmet Mounted Displays;Helicopter deck landing simulator;Flight research
Report Number
DCIEM-98-CR-48;UTIAS-353 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
01 Oct 1996
Number of Pages
162
DSTKIM No
98-02731
CANDIS No
509686
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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