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Novel flight instrument display to minimize the risk of spatial disorientation
Author(s): Malcolm G. Braithwaite; Simon J. Durnford
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Paper Abstract

This novel flight instrument display presents information to the pilot in a simple and easily comprehensible format by integrating the five orientational flight parameters. It allows the pilot to select specific orientation parameters and then follow a simple tracking task which ensures that these parameters are maintained or, if necessary, recovered. The pilot can at any time check any parameter he wishes, but is free from the requirement to continually sample and combine information from the traditional instruments to maintain stable flight. Cognitive workload to maintain orientation is thus reduced. Our assessment of the display in a UH-60 helicopter simulator showed that the novel display makes recovery from unusual aircraft attitudes and instrument flying easier than when using the standard instrument panel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3058, Head-Mounted Displays II, (18 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276654
Show Author Affiliations
Malcolm G. Braithwaite, U.S Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Simon J. Durnford, Director Army Aviation (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3058:
Head-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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