spatial disorientation


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spatial disorientation

In aerospace medicine, a term used to describe a variety of incidents occurring in flight, when the pilot fails to sense correctly the position, motion, or attitude of the aircraft or himself or herself within the coordinate system provided by the surface of the earth and gravitation.
See also: disorientation
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They have tested the software's ability to detect spatial disorientation incidents, and are currently trying to deeply understand the differences in craft movement in the atmosphere and in space.
In Proceedings of NATO RTO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Symposium on Spatial Disorientation in Military Vehicles: Causes, Consequences and Cures (AC/325[HFM085]TP/42, pp.
Spatial disorientation and dysfunction of orientation/equilibrium reflexes: Aeromedical evaluation and considerations.
The NTSB's probable cause statement: "The pilot's loss of airplane control during a missed approach due to spatial disorientation.
Other options are a Vertigon, a medical device (not the pill) intended to cure vertigo, and these days, a Virtual Reality Spatial Disorientation Demonstrator.
In Spatial Disorientation, the plane and the modernist monolith that it seems to be crashing into are the only objects in the frame.
Mr Pangia said: "Kennedy was probably in spatial disorientation at this point, but he saved his plane.
AdviTech is a leader in providing physiological-centric solutions to the impairments of Spatial Disorientation, Vertigo and Motion Sickness, commonly experienced in the environments of aviation, vehicular travel, and recreation.
The night, instrument meteorological conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the development of spatial disorientation, and the airplane's rapid, descending left turn to impact is consistent with the pilot's loss of airplane control due to spatial disorientation.
Ride roller coasters frequently to build resistance to spatial disorientation.
Eagle 1 recognized his spatial disorientation situation within his cockpit, and was able to confirm it with the help of Eagle 2's communication.
Contract Awarded to provide up to four spatial disorientation flight simulators

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