Accession Number : AD0783600

Title :   High Acceleration Cockpits for Advanced Fighter Aircraft Volume I. Program Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Apr-14 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Sinnett,James M.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A high acceleration cockpit design integration program was conducted for an advanced fighter concept with direct lift and direct side force capabilities. Program efforts included an assessment of basic pilot tasks in fighter mission, using the configuration direct force and high acceleration design features. Cockpit functional capabilities were tailored to satisfy operational needs, providing for normal flight and combat phases of the mission. Several configuration design alternatives were evaluated by USAF pilots in a static simulation cockpit evaluation phase. Resulting objective and subjective measures allowed ranking of configuration concepts. Several principal areas for future high acceleration cockpit development were defined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet fighters, *Cockpits, *Human factors engineering, Configurations, Static tests, Acceleration, Maneuverability, Ejection seats, Air force research

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE