Accession Number : AD0741945

Title :   Control of Avionic Subsystems: The Crew Station Management Problem.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BUNKER-RAMO CORP WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moss,Richard W. ; Reising,John M. ; Swartz,William F.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The complexity of the piloting task of controlling on-board avionic subsystems is rapidly getting to the point where mission effectiveness is being degraded. The origin of this problem is evidenced by examining the trend over the past years to increasing numbers of controls and displays in the cockpit. A model is employed to analyze, in an operational context, the control tasks performed by the pilot in terms of mode annunciation, mode selection and fault warning. The conclusion reached is that the proliferation of control/display devices in the cockpit must be reversed if the pilot is to be exploited as the lead element in an advanced command, control and communications network. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), INSTRUMENT PANELS, PILOTS, JET FIGHTERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE