Local Applications of the Ecological Approach to Human-Machine Systems

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Subject Index
A
Acceleration, 139
fixed-base simulators, 139-140
optic flow, 199
Action fidelity, 136
Aerial photo interpretation, 285, 287, 302
Aerodynamic environment, 139-148
exploration, 146-148
perception, 139-146
stick dynamics, 147-148
Aircraft, see also Low-altitude flight
crashes, 65
dither, 133, 147-148
gravitoinertial force vector, 131
landing, 73, 91
approach, 91-92, 94, 108, 115-119
control wheel displacement, 109-110
dynamics, 108-111
flare, 104-119
focus of expansion, 108
glide slope, 108
instrumental landing system, 110, 114, 116-117
optic flow, 106-108
phugoid motion, 110-111
sink rate, 108, 110, 116-119
time-to-collision, 113
time-to-contact, 111-114
visual information sources, 104-119
roll response, 153
All-terrain vehicles, 36, 57
ATV, see All-terrain vehicle
Automobile driving, 1-2
accidents, 7
color sensitivity, 8
illusory acceleration experiment, 19- 20, 77-78
visual acuity, 9
cruise-control, 19
deceleration, 12, 19
direction of balance, 144
driving errors, 6
sensory sensitivity factors, 6
egomotion, 14, 17-23
human factors, 27-29
acuity measures, 27
sensory capability, 28
licensing examination, 6-8
parallel parking test, 8
psychophysical assumptions, 7
road test, 8-9
static vision tests, 9
perception, 3, 29
braking response, 11
dynamic flow pattern, 14-16
egomotion, 14, 17-23
field of safe travel, 11-14
field zone ratio, 11-12
flow models of perceiving, 10
high speed driving, 11-12
incursions, 22
locomotion, 10
margin of safety, 12
minimum stopping zone, 11, 14
motion perspective, 15
obstacles, 11-13
occlusion versus disocclusion, 14, 22
optic array, 15-16
potential collision point, 12, 23

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