An Evaluation of Enhanced/Synthetic Vision System Concepts

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Authors
  1. Reid, L.D.
  2. Mentakis, S.G.
  3. Ricciardi, J.M.A.
  4. Dufort, P.A.
  5. Graf, W.O.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Toronto Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN) Inst for Aerospace Studies
Abstract
The present study is a continuation of work undertaken beginning in 1997, to investigate human factors aspects relating to Enhanced/Synthetic Vision Systems (E/SVS). This report covers three individual experiments to study the use of E/SVS in the helicopter search and rescue role: (i) the influence of sensor dynamics, navigation errors and a fused display inset on E/SVS performance; (ii) the effects of navigation error induced terrain discrepancies and texture patterns on E/SVS performance; (iii) the performance of E/SVS in aggressive helicopter maneuvering close to the ground. Groups of evaluation pilots carried out a range of flying tasks in the UTIAS Flight Research Simulator in support of this work. The tasks flown included on site maneuvering at a crash scene, flying close to sloping ground planes and carrying out aggressive maneuvers on an ADS 33 test course. Both objective and subjective data were gathered.
Keywords
E/S VS (Enhanced/Synthetic Vision System);Synthetic vision;Aircraft personnel;Cockpit design
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2000-072 — Contractor Report (Final Report)
Date of publication
01 Mar 2000
Number of Pages
84
DSTKIM No
CA002061
CANDIS No
513881
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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