Accession Number : ADA310870

Title :   A Head-Up Display Symbology Evaluation for an Autonomous Landing Guidance System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : VEDA INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Martin, Eric J. ; Cone, Scott M.

PDF Url : ADA310870

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : A consortium of government agencies and major defense contractors has been assembled for the Autonomous Landing Guidance (ALG) Program. The purpose of the ALG program is to develop a prototype system that will integrate a variety of existing defense technologies to augment landing, take-off, and ground operations in low-visibility conditions, particularly on runways that are neither equipped nor approved for Category (CAT) II or III precision approaches. The Advanced Cockpits Branch of Wright Laboratory (WL/FIGP) supported the consortium by addressing pilot-vehicle interlace issues associated with the integration of ALG into aircraft cockpits. WL/FIGP conducted a study investigating the integration of symbology and sensor imagery on the head-up display (HUD) in an ALG/equipped aircraft. A variety of HUD symbology sets were evaluated under a number of sensor/visibility conditions using WL/FIGP's Transport Aircraft Cockpit (TRAC) simulator. Objective measures of pilot performance as well as subjective workload and acceptability ratings were collected and analyzed to determine the optimum integration of symbology and sensor imagery in the context of an ALG precision approach and landing.

Descriptors :   *LANDING AIDS, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *HEAD UP DISPLAYS, TEST AND EVALUATION, GROUND LEVEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OPTIMIZATION, DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COCKPITS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PILOTS, CONTRACTORS, PROTOTYPES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INTEGRATION, IMAGES, PRECISION, VISIBILITY, LOW LEVEL, SELF OPERATION, RATINGS, GUIDANCE, SYMBOLS, WORKLOAD, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, RUNWAYS, ACCEPTABILITY, LANDING.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE