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Time-To-Contact Perception During Simulated Night Landing

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Abstract


  • In 2 experiments, nonpilots made time-to-contact (TTC) judgments during simulated oblique descents toward a groundplane. Experiment 1 revealed a significant effect of simulated glideslope on TTC judgments: 3-degree simulations were underestimated, 6-degree simulations were generally accurate, and 9-degree simulations were overestimated. However, there was a significant reduction in this glideslope effect when the simulated aimpoint was explicitly (as opposed to implicitly) identified throughout the display. This glideslope effect was also found to disappear in Experiment 2, when aimpoint distance was held constant for all glideslopes, suggesting that TTC was being indirectly calculated based on perceived distance.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Prowse, G., Palmisano, S. A. & Favelle, S. K. (2008). Time-To-Contact Perception During Simulated Night Landing. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 18 (2), 207-223.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-41549087107

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2690&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1637

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Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 223

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • In 2 experiments, nonpilots made time-to-contact (TTC) judgments during simulated oblique descents toward a groundplane. Experiment 1 revealed a significant effect of simulated glideslope on TTC judgments: 3-degree simulations were underestimated, 6-degree simulations were generally accurate, and 9-degree simulations were overestimated. However, there was a significant reduction in this glideslope effect when the simulated aimpoint was explicitly (as opposed to implicitly) identified throughout the display. This glideslope effect was also found to disappear in Experiment 2, when aimpoint distance was held constant for all glideslopes, suggesting that TTC was being indirectly calculated based on perceived distance.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Prowse, G., Palmisano, S. A. & Favelle, S. K. (2008). Time-To-Contact Perception During Simulated Night Landing. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 18 (2), 207-223.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-41549087107

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2690&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1637

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 207

End Page


  • 223

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States