Bibliography of Wombat Articles

  • Publications by Aero Personnel
  • Published 2012


The WOMBAT was developed to aid in the prediction and assessment of pilot performance. It was designed to be minimally impacted by external experiences, such as playing video games and using desktop flight simulators. Hardware for the WOMBAT consists of a left-and a right-hand joystick and a keyboard. The left-hand joystick moves forward and backward and controls two parallel lines on the screen. It is used to track the vertical height of an expanding and contracting hexagon. The right-hand joystick controls a small cross on the screen that is used to track a circle. The right-hand joystick also has a trigger that controls an automatic tracking feature. This feature is available only when the testee is tracking well. The automatic tracking feature, however, is designed to fail periodically. When it fails, it continues to track the input function but does so inaccurately. The WOMBAT includes three bonus tasks that a testee should perform as frequently as a possible. In the digit-canceling task a series of numbers is presented at short intervals. After three numbers have been presented, the testee must press the number on the keyboard matching the first number presented in the series. In the quadrant location task, the screen is divided into four quadrants with eight numbers in each quadrant. The numbers range from 1 to 32. The testee must identify the numbers in ascending order and press the number on the keyboard corresponding to its quadrant. The three-dimensional figure rotation task consists of two three-dimensional figures that are presented beside each other. The testee must quickly determine if the figures are mirror images, the same image presented in the identical orientation, or the same image presented in a different orientation. A testee must also indicate how certain he/she is of

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@inproceedings{Personnel2012BibliographyOW, title={Bibliography of Wombat Articles}, author={Publications by Aero Personnel}, year={2012} }