Accession Number : ADP000665

Title :   Human Engineering in Aircraft & System Design,


Personal Author(s) : Roe,Graham

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Today's operational aircraft cockpit has evolved from the experience of 60 years of powered flight, into an environment in which the pilot is presented with a very complex system management task. In some cases the task is so complex that operational constraints have been placed upon the aircraft because of the pilot's inability to cope. The development of techniques such as digital data transmission (the Data Bus) and system such as the microprocessor has provided the opportunity to investigate new methods of presenting data and controlling systems from within the cockpit. These investigations have led to the introduction of the Data Bus and electronic multi-function head-down displays into the AV-8B and F.18. These systems, while increasing system flexibility, reduce the number of displays within the cockpit.

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Flight instruments, *Cockpits, *Man machine systems, Human factors engineering, User needs, Pilots, Operational effectiveness, Integrated systems, Advanced weapons, Instrument panels, Head up displays

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE