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Maintain and Regain Well Clear: An Examination of Maneuver Guidance Designs for Pilots Performing the Detect-and-Avoid Task  (2017)
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In order to support the future expansion and integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), ongoing research efforts have sought to produce findings that inform the minimum display information elements required for acceptable UAS pilot response times and traffic avoidance. Previous simulations have revealed performance benefits associated with DAA displays containing predictive information and suggestive maneuver guidance tools in the form of banding. The present study investigated the impact of various maneuver guidance display configurations on detect-and-avoid (DAA) task performance in a simulated air-space environment. UAS pilots' ability to maintain DAA well clear was compared between displays with either the presence or absence of green DAA bands, which indicated conflict-free flight regions. Additional display comparisons assessed pilots' ability to regain DAA well clear with two different guidance presentations designed to aid in DAA well clear recovery during critical encounters. Performance implications and display considerations for future UAS DAA systems are discussed.
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Clear, Designs, Detect-and-Avoid, Examination, Guidance, Maintain, Maneuver, Performing, Pilots, Regain, Task, Well
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Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Los Angeles, CA
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