Readability of vertically vibrating aircraft displays
1999 (English)In: Displays (Guildford), ISSN 0141-9382, E-ISSN 1872-7387, Vol. 20, no 1, 23-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vibrations pose a problem to the visual system. The vibrations in aircraft are mainly vertical and cause reading errors when the pilots read the instruments. In three experiments, reading capability was tested during vertical vibration of modern military aircraft, using symbols presented on a computer monitor. The results showed that complexity of symbols have a significant effect on the performance. The orientations of symbols were also of importance for their readability. Indexes made up of horizontally oriented lines were found to be especially difficult to read during vertical vibration. Orienting them 45° up or down improved readability in a significant way. The size of the symbols was found to be of importance especially when they were horizontally oriented.
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1999. Vol. 20, no 1, 23-30 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-65643DOI: 10.1016/S0141-9382(98)00056-0ISI: 000079274400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-65643DiVA: diva2:93554