Accession Number : ADP001631

Title :   Validation of an Advanced Cockpit Display Design Methodology via Workload/Monitoring Tradeoff Analysis,

Corporate Author : ALPHATECH INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Korn,Jonathan ; Gully,Sol W. ; Kleinman,David L.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Validation of a model-based methodology for the design and evaluation of advanced cockpit information-display systems is undertaken. The technique is applied to determine information and display requirements in an A-10 terrain-following flying task. Four candidate display systems, including a flight director system, are proposed and rank-ordered across dimensions of workload and performance. Validation of the analytical predictions is accomplished through man-in-the-loop simulation experiments. It is concluded that the methodology, which can determine the limit information to the best quantities needed by the pilot to perform effectively, can be a valuable tool in the development of advanced cockpit information systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Display systems, *Man machine systems, *Workload, Trade off analysis, Monitoring, Information processing, Computerized simulation, Cockpits, Pilots, Allocations, Performance(Human), Optimization, Control, Mathematical models, Validation, Terrain following, Attack bombers, Flight control systems, Automation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE