LOCATING CRASH SITES IN SIMULATED AIR-TO-GROUND VISUAL SEARCH

Eye-movements of search-and-rescue specialists and trained spotters were filmed with an eye-marker camera during visual search. Thirty -six subjects searched five 16-mm color films of approaches to actual aircraft crash sites photographed from 150 m at 220 km/h and signalled any possible sightings obtained during the approach and fly-by of the sites. The 9-mm film records of eye-movements were analyzed to obtain information on crash site detections and the reporting of possible sightings as a function of search experience and visual coverage. Data on fixation durations and types of scan patterns are also presented.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Stager, P
    • Angus, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 453-466
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  • Accession Number: 00189719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM