Accession Number : AD0913694

Title :   Advanced Fighter Concepts Incorporating High Acceleration Cockpits. Volume IV. Pilot Performance Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Jan-14 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Sinnett, James M. ; Asiala, Carl F.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The study investigated pilot performance enhancement (through application of an articulated seat concept) as related to pilot task workload in a high G combat environment. The approach taken to satisfy several study objectives was utilization of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation Pilot Simulation Model. This model depicted all of the detailed pilot functions, their interrelationships and the potential alternate or iterating loops. As a result of interfacing with Air Battle Simulation II model, air battle kinematics and dynamic sequencing enabled the definition of pilot task and task loading during combat engagements. The interaction between the models, advanced system design and integration and verification of the feasibility using simulator design aid provided a near term, advanced high acceleration crew station design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*JET FIGHTERS, PLANNING), (*PILOTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), EJECTION SEATS, GRAVITY, ANTHROPOMETRY, VISION, AZIMUTH, JOB ANALYSIS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), BLACKOUT(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CONTROL PANELS, DATA PROCESSING, FLOW CHARTING, QUESTIONNAIRES, SIMULATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE