Accession Number : ADP000672

Title :   Advanced Fighter Technology Integrator (AFTI) F-16 Display Mechanization,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cope,Michael E. ; Waugh,Kenneth C.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In the development of an effective pilot-vehicle interface (PVI), a variety of configurations must be evaluated in an operational context. General Dynamics is performing this iterative process with the aid of the Research and Engineering Simulator. The in-house evaluations resulted in two display mechanization concepts for the multipurpose displays which were evaluated by the AFTI/F-16 program pilots in the simulator. The primary objective of the multipurpose display (MPD) evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of two alternative display mechanizations. A secondary objective of this test was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the individual display formats. Data obtained during the evaluation was used to assess pilot acceptance of the AFTI/F-16 cockpit and to develop display formats and mechanization concepts that improve operational utility.

Descriptors :   *Flight control systems, *Fire control systems, *Display systems, Cockpits, Digital systems, Cathode ray tube screens, Head up displays, Information processing, Optical images, Man machine systems, Flight instruments, Instrument panels, Configurations, Flight maneuvers, Weapon delivery, Fire control computers, Inertial navigation, Warning systems, Electrooptics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE