Accession Number : ADA131412

Title :   Computer Generated Pictorial Stores Management Displays for Fighter Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 80-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Aretz,Anthony J ; Reising,John M ; Kopala,Carole Jean ; Calhoun,Gloria L ; Herron,Emmett L

PDF Url : ADA131412

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Four methods for presenting stores information on a cathode ray tube (CRT) were evaluated to determine which is best in terms of pilot performance: (1) alphanumeric format, (2) monochrome pictorial format, (3) color pictorial format, and (4) alphanumeric and color pictorial format. Results indicated that pilots performed equally well with the alphanumeric, color pictorial, and alphanumeric/color pictorial formats but that performance with the black and white pictorial format was significantly worse than all three of these formats. Subjective data indicated significant pilot preference for the alphanumeric/color pictorial format. These results indicate one potential advantage of color pictorial formats in the cockpit. Mainly, in addition to the specific information provided by the alphanumeric format, the color pictorial format provides a situational awareness where the pilot can obtain important information at a glance.

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *External stores, *Cockpits, *Electrooptics, Human factors engineering, Cathode ray tubes, Formats, Colors, Black(Color), White(Color), Alphanumeric displays, Computer graphics, Coding, Performance(Human), Visual acuity, Man machine systems, Management information systems, Fighter aircraft

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE