Accession Number : ADP001160

Title :   The AFTI/F (Advanced Fighter Technology) Flight Test Program and Opportunities to Evaluate Pilot-Vehicle Interface and Mission Effectiveness,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Crombie,Robert B. ; Frazier,Michael L.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The AFTI/F-16 flight test program will offer many opportunities for the Air Force, NASA, and Navy to evaluate pilot-vehicle interface and mission effectiveness. The AFTI/F-16 vehicle contains an advanced systems capability that will enhance the pilots ability to control the aircraft. Automated modes will configure these systems to help the pilot and vehicle to better perform realistic combat mission tasks. The first year's flight test plan has many pilot-in-the-loop maneuvers that will permit the evaluation of flying qualities, pilot workload, weapon delivery accuracy, and survivability. New criteria are expected to be developed or validated in each of these areas. The results, if adequate resources are applied, should advance our capability to test and evaluate pilot-vehicle interface and mission effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Man machine systems, Mission profiles, Operational effectiveness, Flight maneuvers, Flight testing, Integrated systems, Closed loop systems, Job analysis, Systems analysis, Data acquisition, Survivability, Human factors engineering, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE