Accession Number : ADA138699

Title :   Installation, Validation, and Flight Evaluation of the Federal Aviation Administration's Head-Up Display System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Scott,B C ; Masters,C O ; Ryan,J J ; Brazer,A T ; Bray,R S

PDF Url : ADA138699

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : This report documents selected activities and results associated with the installation, validation, and flight evaluation of an FAA-owned Head-Up Display (HUD) research system as installed in a Boeing 727-100 FAA aircraft. Requisite installation, boresight, and flight validation activities, along with results obtained from a combined flight experience/flight evaluation exercise employing government pilots are presented. Pilot comments addressing HUD system performance, display symbology, control low responses, hardware implementation, and operational modes are addressed. The HUD, a one-of-a-kind flightpath oriented research HUD, was evaluated in both an inertial (INS) referenced mode and an airmass (AM) referenced mode. Overwhelmingly, there was a strong preference for the INS referenced HUD mode. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Head up displays, *Instrument flight, *Flight testing, Cockpits, Display systems, Aircraft equipment, Performance(Engineering), Human factors engineering, Aviation safety, Man machine systems, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE