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