Simulator Induced Sickness in the CP-140 (AURORA) Flight Deck Simulator

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Authors
  1. Hamilton, K.M.
  2. Kantor, L.
  3. Heslegrave, R.
  4. Magee, L.E.
  5. Hendy, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Training on modern flight simulators can lead to a condition referred to as simulator induced sickness (SIS) which is characterized by nausea, dizziness and postural instability. The present report examined the incidence, severity and duration of SIS as a function of flight experience and aircrew position (pilot/copilot) in 16 aircrew following training on the CP-140 (Aurora) Flight Deck Simulator at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood. The results indicated that over 50% of tested aircrew experienced increases in symptom frequency following simulator training with the most commonly reported symptoms being mild mental fatigue, physical fatigue, eye strain and after sensations of motion. The workload results confirmed that the simulator imposed high task demands on the aircrew. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-89-RR-32 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 May 1989
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
89-03559
CANDIS No
61455
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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