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Enhanced vision flight deck technology for commercial aircraft low-visibility surface operations
Author(s): Jarvis J. Arthur; R. Michael Norman; Lynda J. Kramer; Lawerence J. Prinzel; Kyle K. Ellis; Stephanie J. Harrison; J. Ray Comstock
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Paper Abstract

NASA Langley Research Center and the FAA collaborated in an effort to evaluate the effect of Enhanced Vision (EV) technology display in a commercial flight deck during low visibility surface operations. Surface operations were simulated at the Memphis, TN (FAA identifier: KMEM) airfield during nighttime with 500 Runway Visual Range (RVR) in a high-fidelity, full-motion simulator. Ten commercial airline flight crews evaluated the efficacy of various EV display locations and parallax and minification effects. The research paper discusses qualitative and quantitative results of the simulation experiment, including the effect of EV display placement on visual attention, as measured by the use of non-obtrusive oculometry and pilot mental workload. The results demonstrated the potential of EV technology to enhance situation awareness which is dependent on the ease of access and location of the displays. Implications and future directions are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8737, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2013, 873707 (16 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016386
Show Author Affiliations
Jarvis J. Arthur, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
R. Michael Norman, Boeing Research and Technology (United States)
Lynda J. Kramer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Lawerence J. Prinzel, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Kyle K. Ellis, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Stephanie J. Harrison, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
J. Ray Comstock, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8737:
Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2013
Kenneth L. Bernier; Jeff J. Güell, Editor(s)

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