Print Email Facebook Twitter FlyTact: A tactile display improves a helicopter pilot's landing performance in degraded visual environments Title FlyTact: A tactile display improves a helicopter pilot's landing performance in degraded visual environments Author Jansen, C. Wennemers, A.S. Vos, W.K. Groen, E.L. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid DenV Publication year 2008 Abstract Helicopter landings are more challenging in 'brownout' conditions, in which sand and dust is stirred up by the rotary wing aircraft, obscuring visibility. Safe brownout landings require new sensor and display technologies to provide the pilot with information on helicopter motion. In this respect tactile displays are promising: The pilot can maintain visual references as much as possible while 'feeling' the crucial helicopter speed and altitude information. The Royal Netherlands Air Force and TNO developed a tactile display to provide the helicopter pilot with information on groundspeed and altitude during landings in degraded visual environments like brownouts. The tactile display was tested in flight trials with a Cougar helicopter. The test pilot performed brownout-like landing manoeuvres faster, more accurate, better controlled, and with less mental effort when altitude and/or groundspeed information was presented on the tactile display. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Subject helicopter controltactile displayDisplay devicesHelicoptersLandingSensor networksAccurateDisplay technologiesFlight trialshelicopter controlHelicopter motionsMental effortsRotary wingsRoyal netherlands air forcestactile displayTactile displaysTest pilotsVisual environmentsMice (computer peripherals) To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:00ddaebc-c3de-4416-9a7c-50c7f6997e8c DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69057-3_109 TNO identifier 241070 ISBN 3540690565 ISSN 0302-9743 Source 6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008, 10 June 2008 through 13 June 2008, Madrid, Conference code: 73947, 5024 LNCS, 867-875 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.