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Pilot behavior and course deviations during precision flight
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Mulligan; Xavier L. C. Brolly
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Paper Abstract

In the fall of 2003, a series of flight tests were performed in the Tullahoma, Tennessee area to assess the ability of non-instrument rated helicopter pilots to fly precision routes with the aid of a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. The navigation performance of pilot subjects was assessed from GPS recordings of the flight trajectory, while pilot behavior was recorded using four video cameras, two of which were attached to a goggle frame worn by the pilot. This paper describes the processing methods developed for these data, and presents some preliminary results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5666, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging X, (18 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.610848
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey B. Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Xavier L. C. Brolly, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5666:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging X
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas; Scott J. Daly, Editor(s)

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