Accession Number : ADA117486

Title :   Speech Command Auditory Display System (SCADS).

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LABS MOFFETT FIELD CA AEROMECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Voorhees,James W ; Marchionda,Kristine M ; Atchison,Valerie L

PDF Url : ADA117486

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The missions of the helicopter, within both the military and the civil sector, have changed rather dramatically over the last 20 years. The military's experience is Southeast Asia during the 1960's demonstrated the wide range of missions that could be accomplished by rotary wing aircraft: fire fighting, heavy lift, and large scale medical evacuations, as well as tactical missions of troop transport and close air support. The post-Vietnam civilian uses for helicopters have duplicated several of the military missions, resulting in an added interest in helicopters in both the military and the civilian sectors. This increased interest has also led to rapid advances in rotorcraft technology. As helicopters have become much more capable, there has been an increasing sophistication in flight controls, power plant systems, and in cockpit displays. This combination of the increase of types of missions and the increase in cockpit sophistication has created a new set of problems. The limiting factor for many types of helicopter missions is now the pilot; and the limitation appears to be specifically related to information transfer. This information transfer is in the form of aircraft status information to the pilot, and information transfer from the pilot back to the aircraft in the form of control manipulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cockpits, *Display systems, *Flight control systems, Human factors engineering, Pilots, Auditory signals, Integrated systems, Flight maneuvers, Low altitude, Head up displays, Helicopters, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE