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  The role of visual cues and whole-body rotations in helicopter hovering control

Berger, D., Terzibas, C., Beykirch, K., & Bülthoff, H. (2007). The role of visual cues and whole-body rotations in helicopter hovering control. In AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit 2007 (pp. 962-974). Reston, VA, USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2007-6798 (Publisher version)
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Berger, DR1, 2, Author              
Terzibas, C1, 2, Author              
Beykirch, K1, 2, Author              
Bülthoff, HH1, 2, Author              
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1Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: Helicopters in flight are unstable, much like an inverse pendulum, and hovering at one spot requires the pilot to do a considerable amount of active control. To date, it is still under discussion which sensory cues helicopter pilots use for this stabilization task, and how these cues are combined. There are several sensory cues a pilot might use for stabilizing a helicopter (hovering at a target spot). The horizon provides visual information for the orientation of the helicopter in pitch and roll. Optic flow provided by movement of visual features in the observer’s view during self-motion can tell the observer about translations and rotations. Apart from vision, pilots can also use force cues of self-motion. Rotations and accelerations of the head can be detected by the vestibular system in the inner ear, and body accelerations are measured by pressure sensors in the skin and by proprioceptive sensors. Here we investigated how cues from different sensory modalities (visual cues and body cues) are used when humans stabilize a simulated helicopter at a target location in a closed perception-action loop.

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 Dates: 2007-08
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.2514/6.2007-6798
BibTex Citekey: 4427
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Title: AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit 2007
Place of Event: Hilton Head, SC, USA
Start-/End Date: 2007-08-20 - 2007-08-23

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Title: AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit 2007
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Publ. Info: Reston, VA, USA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 962 - 974 Identifier: ISBN: 978-1-62410-160-1