Accession Number : ADP001635

Title :   Instrument Position-Control Manipulation (IPCOM II): Helicopter Pilot Response as a Function of Control-Display Compatibility,

Corporate Author : SAN JOSE STATE UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Craig,Kathleen M.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The proposed research will examine differences in reaction time and task completion measures as a function of control-display configuration in a helicopter cockpit environment. The two configurations to be compared are ipsilateral and contralateral, with the ipsilateral configuration defined as one having each control (cyclic/velocity; collective/altitude) and its corresponding instrument placed on the same side. The contralateral, conventional helicopter configuration, is the converse. Simultaneous manipulation of altitude and velocity controls will be required. Fitts' law will be used to provide levels of task difficulty. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, *Flight control systems, Display systems, Helicopters, Pilots, Workload, Response, Reaction time, Manual operation, Multiple operation, Flight instruments, Position(Location), Optimization, Human factors engineering, Compatibility, Spatial distribution, Motor reactions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE