Accession Number : ADA185397

Title :   Dynamic Function Allocation in Fighter Cockpits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 86-May 87,

Corporate Author : FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s) : Hickox, Joseph ; Kegler, Susan

PDF Url : ADA185397

Report Date : 30 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The objective of this study was to investigate alternatives for allocating the tasks associated with defensive counter measures in a fighter cockpit environment. The three methods allocated the functions either totally to the operator or a simulated expert system and dynamically at the operator's request to either. The analysis of the objective data showed there were no significant performance differences among the three treatment conditions. However, the analysis of post treatment subjective data showed the subjects did have confidence in the simulated expert system's ability to handle the threats (p .01) and they had a significant preference for some form of computer assistance during the missions (p .01). (Author)

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ALLOCATIONS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VISUAL AIDS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE