Accession Number : ADP002715

Title :   New Flight Deck Design in the Light of the Operational Capabilities,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R) MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Seifert,R. ; Brauser,K.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The classification of human errors (H.E.) by category and conditions of occurrence is presented. According to the conditions and causes of H.E. occurrence different means of preventing H.E.'s by ergonomic design, by manning, selection and training are considered. In flight deck design-besides conventional ergonomic design-two strategies are proposed: Provision of sufficient feedback to allow the pilot to detect and correct unintentional performance errors before they affect system performance. Introduction of 'fail safe and fail ops. ergonomic design' by means of H.E. detection and correction functions designed into the man-machine interface intelligence. The last generations of aircraft are compared regarding their task and system complexity. The increased complexity formed the need, and the advances in electronics provided the means for the new integrated flight deck, based on a cockpit data management system that includes 'error monitoring capabilities'. Finally the pilot's cockpit requirements of fire/flight control and post-stall-manoeuvring modes are discussed, requiring increased automation, information feedback loops and a 'reconfiguration' of the pilot's task load. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft, *Aviation safety, *Man computer interface, *Man machine systems, *Human factors engineering, Cockpits, Integrated systems, Corrections, Monitoring, Errors, Performance(Engineering), Performance(Human), Data management, Automatic pilots, Display systems, Workplace layout, Information processing, Guidance, Navigation, Aviation accidents, Military aircraft, Symposia, Conferencing(Communications), Information exchange, Technology transfer

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE