Accession Number : AD0764334

Title :   Human Engineering Aspects of the Utilization of the Sparrow Guided Missile System in Fighter Aircraft,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD PSYCHOLOGICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sleight,Robert B.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The report is an appraisal of the Sparrow Guided Missile System, AN/APQ 36, as its installation is planned in the F-3D and F-10F airplanes. The AN/APQ 36 was originally planned for installation in the F-3D, a two-place fighter carrying a pilot and a radar operator. It would also be desirable to use this guidance system in a high performance single-seater aircraft such as the F-10F. The problem posed then was whether the pilot can accomplish both pilot and radar operator duties adequately to make successful missions. This appraisal suggests that such one-man operation is feasible.

Descriptors :   (*RADAR EQUIPMENT, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*JET FIGHTERS, *AIR TO AIR MISSILES), AIRCRAFT INTERCEPT CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTALLATION, PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MISSION PROFILES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE