Terrain orientation theory for A visual approach to landing

Randy Gibb, Robert Gray

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Terrain Orientation Theory for the visual guidance of an approach and landing is based on glide path perception dependent upon the orientation of the landing surface due to global and local features. Numerous studies have attempted to determine the primary cues used to visually guide an aircraft to landing during rich viewing conditions and during black hole or featureless terrain conditions. Research has focused on the runway and the horizon. No one model or theory however has yet to capture all aspects of the perceptual approach to landing process. Previous studies have implied the role of surface orientation and terrain but failed to manipulate conditions throughout the entire approach and landing to account for robust conclusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006
Pages1661-1665
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/16/0610/20/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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