Accession Number : AD0740375

Title :   Display and System Requirements for Low-Visibility Formation Flight: Summary of Results.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 66-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL INC ST PAUL MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,P. A. ; Toivanen,M. L.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 220

Abstract : A summary of results of an eight-phase, applied research program on low-visibility (IFR) formation flight display and system requirements is presented. The objective of this program was to define and validate through simulation total formation flight system concepts from the pilot's viewpoint. System characteristics and features that were investigated included: displays, display control laws, flight control, measurement systems, aircraft types, pilot skill acquisition, and system failures. Study results show comprehensively how manual formation flight system performance relates to various system element and operational characteristics. Steps to further validate and demonstrate the system concepts are suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FLIGHT PATHS), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), (*FLIGHT PATHS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS), (*HELICOPTERS, VISIBILITY), FLIGHT SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, PILOTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE