AWAVS: AN ENGINEERING SIMULATOR FOR DESIGN OF VISUAL FLIGHT TRAINING SIMULATORS

The Navy's Aviation Wide Angle Visual System (AWAVS) is designed to improve visual system technology and define hardware performance requirements for training. A description is given of the visual system hardware capabilities being developed for the initial carrier takeoff and landing configuration of AWAVS. The display system provides a composite image of two TV channels. The background TV channel is a low-resolution wide-angle display of sky and seascape. The target TV channel's narrow field of view presents a high-resolution carrier image for insertion into the displayed background channel. Each channel includes high-performance perspective image generation, distortion correction, and visibility effects. In addition to establishing system feasibility, the system's variability will permit investigation of the effects of visual system parameters on pilot performance in a specific task environment.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Chambers, W S
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1060-63
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM