Accession Number : ADA140870

Title :   Command Flight Path Display. Phase I and II.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 20 Apr 82-29 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : CALSPAN CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Dittenhauser, J N ; Eulrich, B J ; Reynolds, P A ; Hoover, G W ; Cronauer, V T

PDF Url : ADA140870

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This report covers the development of the Command Flight Path Display System and the actual Flight Test Operation of the System including the evaluation of the CFPD concept by analysis of flight test recorded data. It proves the validity of the CFPD concept which consists of a totally integrated pictorial presentation of the fundamental information necessary to effectively perform all of the normal basic flight operations with and without reference to the real world. The actual flight test: (1) Demonstrated that the CFPD was in fact a truly integrated display which provided the pilot with adequate information to execute take-off, climb, cruise/navigation, approach and landing, without reference to conventional parametric displays, or the real world. (2) Established that pilot performance with the CFPD was enhanced, demanding minimal concentration on the display, minimizing inadvertent departures, and requiring minimal training time, both initially and for maintaining flight proficiency, as compared to performance utilizing standard symbolic displays. (3) Proved that the electronic system required to generate the CFPD can be achieved by modifying current aircraft display and control systems through the utilization of computer graphics picture processing techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT PATHS, FLIGHT TESTING, TEST AND EVALUATION, PICTURES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DATA REDUCTION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE