Identification and Examination of Visual Cues for Aircraft Glideslope Control [ 2007 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Dr SA Palmisano; A/Prof R Allison

Brief description While aviation safety has improved dramatically over the last 50 years, accidents are still more common during landing than any other stage of flight. This project aims to improve our understanding of the way pilots use visual information to land an aircraft. Once our findings have been incorporated into existing training programs, this much-needed information should result in: (i) reduced pilot training time and cost; (ii) increased trainee pilot safety and confidence; and (iii) reduced aircraft maintenance costs. A PhD student, who will be trained in visual perception and aviation, should contribute significantly to future aviation research in this country.

Funding Amount $135,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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