Accession Number : ADA310523

Title :   Flight Vehicle Integration Panel Working Group 21 on Glass Cockpit Operational Effectiveness (l'Efficacite operationnelle du poste de pilotage en verre).

Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA310523

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : The members of AGARD FMP Working Group 21, representing aircraft manufacturers, research institutions and operational organizations, met over a two year period, 1993-1995 to address the following objective: Summarize the status of current cockpits, highlight their benefits and weaknesses, and provide guidance for future cockpit design. This report, the result of those meetings, is structured around the series of questions listed below: (1) What are the pilot and crew required to do to complete a mission successfully? (2a) What do the current glass cockpits consist of? (2b) What are some of the technological highlights and trends of these cockpits? (3) What new technologies are becoming available? (4) How can we tailor the cockpit to be the most suitable for the human operator? (5) How can and how does the use of glass cockpits change the required aircrew training process? (6) What are the key problem issues with the current design process and what suggestions can be made to improve it? (7) What are the cockpit concepts being considered to improve the operational effectiveness of future aircraft? With consideration of the human factors issues in design as a major basis for this report, this document provides an in depth discussion of the cockpit of today's aircraft and can serve as a foundation upon which to develop a more optimized pilot-vehicle-system interface of tomorrow.

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *GLASS, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *DESIGN CRITERIA, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT TRAINING, INTERFACES, MODIFICATION, PILOTS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, HELICOPTERS, FRENCH LANGUAGE, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, AWARENESS, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, HEAD UP DISPLAYS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE