DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND FLIGHT TESTING OF PERIPHERAL VISION DISPLAYS FOR GENERAL AVIATION
Abstract (Summary)This thesis is an investigation into peripheral vision displays for General Aviation. It documents the development and testing of two peripheral vision displays. The first is a right side display, used in conjunction with a forward display. Both the displays depict a synthesized view of the outside world. The right side display is to be used as a secondary instrument for indication of the aircraft attitude. The second type of display is a strip of LEDs placed in the pilots’ peripheral field of vision. The focus of this thesis is the evaluation of this display system. The LED strips provide the pilot with an indication of the aircraft roll, informing him of any sudden changes in the airplane attitude. Flight testing of the system has shown that with a few modifications, this system can be used as a secondary instrument for attitude awareness and mitigate the effects of spatial disorientation.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2005