AN EVALUATION OF TURN ANTICIPATION TECHNIQUES AND OFFSET FLYING PROCEDURES USING A SINGLE-WAYPOINT RNAV SYSTEM

The purpose of this report is to document the results of a three-phased cockpit simulation which was conducted to evaluate turn anticipation techniques applicable for use with a single-waypoint, general aviation type area navigation (RNAV) system. Techniques were evaluated for both centerline and offset tracking. Performance was measured for two variables: total system crosstrack error (TSCT), and flight technical error (FTE). The major findings were: (1) all turn anticipation techniques tested could be used for centerline tracking; (2) no significant differences could be discovered between offset steady state and offset turn data; (3) a useable technique for turn anticipation during offset tracking is complex and contributes greatly to the pilot workload. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Goldberg, B
    • Eldredge, Don
    • Crimbring, W
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-114 Final Rpt., FAA-NA-78-41
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM