Accession Number : ADA297073

Title :   FAA Aircraft Certification Human Factors and Operations Checklist for Standalone GPS Receivers (TSO C129 Class A).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Huntley, M. S., Jr. ; Turner, J. W. ; Donovan, C. S. ; Madigan, E.

PDF Url : ADA297073

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : This document is a checklist designed to assist Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification personnel and global positioning system (GPS) receiver manufacturers in the evaluation of the pilot-system interface characteristics of GPS receivers to be certified according to TSO C129 A1, TRCA/DO-208, and AC 20-138. Its main focus is on controls, displays, and operating characteristics. The document is comprised of three sections, the Bench Test, the Flight Test, and the Appendices. The Bench Test is designed to evaluate GPS receiver design characteristics that do not require aircraft installation and flights. The Flight Test is designed to evaluate receiver design characteristics and functions under actual flight conditions. The Appendices, extracted portions of original documents, provide reference material for the specific topics covered in the checklist.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *RECEIVERS, FLIGHT TESTING, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AIRCRAFT, AERONAUTICS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE