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dc.contributor.authorBrungart, Douglas S
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Brian D
dc.contributor.authorDallman, Ronald C
dc.contributor.authorRomigh, Griffin
dc.contributor.authorYasky, Richard
dc.contributor.authorRaquet, John
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-24T06:40:52Z
dc.date.available2013-12-24T06:40:52Z
dc.date.issued2007-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/49972
dc.description.abstractSince the earliest conception of virtual audio displays in the 1980's, two basic principles that have guided their development have been 1) that virtual audio cues are ideal for providing information to pilots in aviation applications; and 2) that head-tracked virtual audio displays provide more accurate and more intuitive directional information than non-tracked displays. However, despite the obvious potential utility of spatial audio cues in the cockpit, very little quantitative data has been collected to evaluate the in-flight performance of pilots using virtual audio displays. In this study, sixteen pilots maneuvered a general aviation aircraft through a series of ten waypoints using only direction cues provided a virtual audio display system. Each pilot repeated the task twice: once with a virtual display slaved to the direction of the pilot's head, and once with a virtual audio display slaved to the direction of the aircraft. Both configurations provided audio cues that were sufficient for successful aircraft navigation, with pilots on average piloting their aircraft to within 0.25 miles of the desired waypoints. However performance was significantly better in the plane-slaved condition, primarily due to a leftward bias in the head-slaved flight paths. This result suggests how important frame of reference considerations can be in the design of virtual audio displays for vehicle navigation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectHead tracked audio cuesen_US
dc.subjectVehicle tracked audio cuesen_US
dc.subjectAircraften_US
dc.titleA Comparison of Head-Tracked and Vehicle-Tracked Virtual Audio Cues in an Aircraft Navigation Taasken_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameAir Force Research Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeneral Dynamics Advanced Information Systemsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameNASA Langley Research Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameAir Force Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community on Auditory Displayen_US
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