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Accession Number N20120012065
Title Quantifying Pilot Visual Attention in Low Visibility Terminal Operations.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author J. J. Arthur K. A. Latorella K. J. Shelton K. K. Ellis L. J. Kramer L. J. Prinzel R. M. Norman
Abstract Quantifying pilot visual behavior allows researchers to determine not only where a pilot is looking and when, but holds implications for specific behavioral tracking when these data are coupled with flight technical performance. Remote eye tracking systems have been integrated into simulators at NASA Langley with effectively no impact on the pilot environment. This paper discusses the installation and use of a remote eye tracking system. The data collection techniques from a complex human-in-the-loop (HITL) research experiment are discussed; especially, the data reduction algorithms and logic to transform raw eye tracking data into quantified visual behavior metrics, and analysis methods to interpret visual behavior. The findings suggest superior performance for Head-Up Display (HUD) and improved attentional behavior for Head-Down Display (HDD) implementations of Synthetic Vision System (SVS) technologies for low visibility terminal area operations. Keywords: eye tracking, flight deck, NextGen, human machine interface, aviation
Keywords Enhanced vision
Flight characteristics
Low visibility
Remote control

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
57A - Anatomy
85A - Air Transportation
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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