The Effect of Geometric Field of View and Tunnel Design for Perspective Flight-Path Displays
Previous studies have shown that use of flight-path displays may lead to increased situational awareness during final approach and landing. However, there are a number of research issues which remain to be investigated concerning the optimum design of a perspective flight-path display. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a study which investigated the relationship between the geometric field of view, number of tunnels in the display, and flight-path complexity on the subject's ability to fly a computer-simulated aircraft during final approach. Implications of the results for the design of perspective flight-path displays are discussed.