Accession Number : ADA186200

Title :   The Flight Development of a Colour Electronic Display Format and Monitoring System of Helicopter Engine and Transmission Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Little, R ; Cowan, R

PDF Url : ADA186200

Report Date : Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A Wessex helicopter at RAE Bedford has been used to develop and evaluate an integrated avionics system which incorporated electronic displays and a flight management system for both military and civil applications. A key feature of this system was the display of engine and transmission data. This was complemented by a system monitor which provided visual and audio warnings of limit exceedences, parameter mismatches, and failures. The flight trials showed that the display of engine and transmission data could be advantageously suppressed and only shown when the pilot requested it or a monitor detected a problem. When used in combination with synthetic voice the monitoring system allowed the pilot to concentrate upon tasks more relevant to the current phase of flight. Safety and mission effectiveness were therefore enhanced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *HELICOPTERS, *HELICOPTER ENGINES, *MONITORING, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *WARNING SYSTEMS, FLIGHT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CIVIL AFFAIRS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, PILOTS, COLORS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FORMATS, FLIGHT TESTING, SOUND, VISION, TRANSMITTANCE, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Voice Communications
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE