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11 August 2004 Pathway concepts experiment for head-down synthetic vision displays
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Eight 757 commercial airline captains flew 22 approaches using the Reno Sparks 16R Visual Arrival under simulated Category I conditions. Approaches were flown using a head-down synthetic vision display to evaluate four tunnel ("minimal", "box", "dynamic pathway", "dynamic crow's feet") and three guidance ("ball", "tadpole", "follow-me aircraft") concepts and compare their efficacy to a baseline condition (i.e., no tunnel, ball guidance). The results showed that the tunnel concepts significantly improved pilot performance and situation awareness and lowered workload compared to the baseline condition. The dynamic crow's feet tunnel and follow-me aircraft guidance concepts were found to be the best candidates for future synthetic vision head-down displays. These results are discussed with implications for synthetic vision display design and future research.
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Lawrence J. Prinzel III, Jarvis James Arthur III, Lynda J. Kramer, and Randall E. Bailey "Pathway concepts experiment for head-down synthetic vision displays", Proc. SPIE 5424, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2004, (11 August 2004);

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