Accession Number : ADA306833

Title :   Tactical Situation Displays: Integrated Versus Separate Information Presentation,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INST TNO SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Passenier, P. O. ; Van Delft, J. H.

PDF Url : ADA306833

Report Date : 30 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In the scope of a study on tactical situation displays in the cockpit of modern fighter aircraft, a simulator experiment has been conducted on integrated ('highway in the sky') versus separate presentation of flight information. Results of the experiment show that the 'highway in the sky' especially for 'slow' tasks (slow in relation to aircraft dynamics) leads to more accurate flight performance because of the integrated feedback of the aircraft state, when compared to separate information presentation. However, for 'rapid tasks', where the emphasis is on feedforward control, the separate information presentation is to be preferred because of the more constant preview as a result of the decoupling of the information presentation along different dimensions.

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *DATA DISPLAYS, DATA BASES, FLIGHT TESTING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, COCKPITS, NETHERLANDS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TWO DIMENSIONAL, PILOTS, ACCURACY, THREE DIMENSIONAL, FEEDBACK, COLOR DISPLAYS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, DATA FUSION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, AMPLITUDE, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, HEAD UP DISPLAYS, PHASE SHIFT.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE