Out of Control Flight Recovery and Disorientation Recognition Training on a Centrifuge

Period of Performance: 05/10/1999 - 11/10/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

M Technologies, Inc.
440 Horsham Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Traditional training in recovery from out of control flight situations will not be possible in modern military training aircraft. In addition a safe method of spatial disorientation training is increasingly important. The Navy has a training centrifuge that is potentially capable of performing these tasks. Using the indicated out of control events as a starting point, this Phase 1 effort will define out of control flight profiles and spatial disorientation illusions that may be used on the Navy's centrifuge and then evaluate these profiles for use with a methodology developed in this effort to assess usability, feasibility and human compatibility.