Accession Number : ADA309072

Title :   Integrated Mission Precision Attack Cockpit Technology (IMPACT). Phase 2. Cueing Benefits Of Large Tactical Situation Displays, Helmet-Mounted Displays. and Directional Audio.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 94-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : VEDA INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Boucek, G. S. ; Orr, Horace A. ; Williams, Robert D. ; Montecalvo, Anthony J. ; Redden, Mark C.

PDF Url : ADA309072

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The Wright Laboratory has initiated a program called the Integrated Mission/Precision Attack Cockpit Technology (IMPACT) program, whose purpose is to determine cockpit and Pilot-Vehicle Interface (PVl) requirements for a single-seat, multi-role fighter aircraft performing at night and in adverse weather. A structured systems engineering process is being utilized to focus on the conceptual phase of cockpit development. In support of this, Veda has employed a building block approach consisting of a literature review, design work, mission/human factors analysis, and pilot-in-the-loop simulation. The focus of this evaluatton was on the integration of Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Large Tactical Situation Displays (TSD), and Directional Audio to aid the pilot in threat and target acquisition (functions that are currently supported by a second crewmember). In order to understand the effects of integrating such technologies in a fighter aircraft cockpit, the F-15E weapon system was used as a baseline for comparison. A portion of a full mission simulation was developed and executed, and required a single pilot to fly an air interdiction mission using both the baseline cockpit and the advanced IMPACT cockpit. Results indicated a significant improvement in threat acquisition time and threat acquisition success rate, and a slight improvement in target acquisition, with the IMPACT cockpit.

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *INTERFACES, *HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ACQUISITION, WEATHER, THREATS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MISSION PROFILES, TARGET ACQUISITION, INTERDICTION, AIRBORNE, PILOTS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TIME, BASE LINES, INTEGRATION, SOUND, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, NIGHT, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MILITARY TACTICS, DIRECTIONAL.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE