Accession Number : ADP000669

Title :   Information Requirements for Pilot Supervision of Automatic Landing in Low Visibility Conditions,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Terhune,George ; DeCelles,J. Larry

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The pilot-in-command is fully and solely responsible for supervising the approach and ensuring that the airplane will land safely in the touchdown zone, no matter what the visibility, and no matter whether control is manual or through an autopilot. Absence of an alarm is not sufficient information upon which to base any essential part of this assessment or decision. Situation information, not a flight director, should be the primary content of the display, and it must be delivered in a fully integrated format, head-up. Even if in theory nonvisual landings are permitted, considerations of pilot psychology, practical experience, and training require the display to be available head-up.

Descriptors :   *Instrument landings, *Automatic pilots, *Man machine systems, *Human factors engineering, Information processing, Decision making, Pilots, Warning systems, Display systems, Formats, Head up displays, Flight instruments, Flight control systems, Cockpits

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE