Visual slant misperception and the Black-Hole landing situation
- Perrone, J. A.
- Dec 1, 1983.
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- A theory which explains the tendency for dangerously low approaches during night landing situations is presented. The two dimensional information at the pilot's eye contains sufficient information for the visual system to extract the angle of slant of the runway relative to the approach path. The analysis is depends upon perspective information which is available at a certain distance out from the aimpoint, to either side of the runway edgelights. Under black hole landing conditions, however, this information is not available, and it is proposed that the visual system use instead the only available information, the perspective gradient of the runway edgelights. An equation is developed which predicts the perceived approach angle when this incorrect parameter is used. The predictions are in close agreement with existing experimental data.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19840008727., Accession ID: 84N16795., A-9573., NASA-TM-85866., and NAS 1.15:85866.
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