Accession Number : ADA115127

Title :   A Comparison of Display Formats for the Electronic Master Monitor and Advisory Display System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Malkin,Frank J ; Fallesen,Jon J ; Reed,Harry J

PDF Url : ADA115127

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A comparison of two sets of display formats for the Electronic Master Monitor and Advisory Display System (EMMADS) was conducted to determine the effect display format has no performance. Performance measures included accuracy of response and latency of response to a display of a fault, as well as error on a subsidiary tracking task. A subjective questionnaire was used to determine if pilot preferences exist for display format. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in any performance measure due to the display formats but that there was a significant difference in reaction time among the subsystems. The subsystem with only three alternative faults had a significantly lower reaction time than the two other subsystems with eight and ten alternatives each. Pilot preference tended to favor those formats which were simple, uncluttered, and which appeared to be least busy.

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Formats, *Helicopters, *Human factors engineering, Comparison, Response, Accuracy, Information processing, Pilots, Instrument panels, Cockpits, Integration, Terrain following, Reaction time, Performance(Engineering), Tracking

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE