Accession Number : ADP004504

Title :   Implications of Guidance & Control Technology on Human Factors Considerations,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ettinger,R. C.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper describes some emerging technologies in guidance and control which are candidates for future aircraft. It briefly describes an advanced development program which successfully demonstrated Integrated Fire/Flight Control (IFFC) technology to automatically deliver air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons while maneuvering. It describes the advanced cockpit design of the new F-16 C/D aircraft and some of the difficulty encountered during its development. Brief descriptions of normal acceleration of a induced loss of consciousness, anti-g hardware and pilot g tolerance in the F-16 are also covered. Lastly, the angle of attack and load factors limiting features of the F-16 and how they affect the maneuvering of this relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire, high performance aircraft are described in detail.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *CONTROL SYSTEMS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, GUIDANCE, INTEGRATION, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, WEAPON DELIVERY, COCKPITS, JET FIGHTERS, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, CONSCIOUSNESS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, FLIGHT LOADS, LIMITATIONS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE