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Identification and examination of visual cues used in aircraft glideslope control

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • During a visually controlled landing, trainee pilots often have considerable difficulty locating their future touchdown point on the runway and determining whether their glideslope is too low or high. While several possible visual aiming/glideslope cues have been proposed, there has been little consensus about which are actually used by pilots during landings. Our research will identify the most important visual information for aimpoint detection, retention and glideslope control by: (i) measuring the detectability of each cue at different distances from the runway; and (ii) analysing glideslope errors/gaze records during simulated landings when these cues are varied.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0772398

Local Award Id


  • 8904

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • During a visually controlled landing, trainee pilots often have considerable difficulty locating their future touchdown point on the runway and determining whether their glideslope is too low or high. While several possible visual aiming/glideslope cues have been proposed, there has been little consensus about which are actually used by pilots during landings. Our research will identify the most important visual information for aimpoint detection, retention and glideslope control by: (i) measuring the detectability of each cue at different distances from the runway; and (ii) analysing glideslope errors/gaze records during simulated landings when these cues are varied.

Date/time Interval


  • 2007

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0772398

Local Award Id


  • 8904