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Accession Number ADA566480
Title Distance Discrimination Thresholds During Flight Simulation in a Maritime Environment.
Publication Date Nov 2011
Media Count 36p
Personal Author J. Parker
Abstract The Aeronautical Design Standard 33 (ADS-33) prescribes a set of manoeuvres and limits for assessing the handling qualities of military rotorcraft. In developing an ADS-33 maritime addendum, the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trial Unit (AMAFTU) and Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have collaboratively worked towards the definition for a maritime hover manoeuvre. Initial testing to validate this proposed manoeuvre in the DSTO Air Operations Simulation Centre (AOSC) flight simulator has proved problematic. Although pilots could successfully complete a land-based hover within performance limits in the flight simulator, they experienced difficulty in maritime conditions. Pilots were unable to perceive small distance changes in the AOSC simulated maritime environment in some conditions.
Keywords Australia
Flight simulation
Flight simulators
Flight testing
Foreign reports
Military aircraft

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51A - Aerodynamics
51B - Aeronautics
51C - Aircraft
Corporate Author Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Edinburgh, (Australia). Air Operations Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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