Accession Number : ADP004519

Title :   Aircrew-Aircraft Integration Issues in Future U. S. Army Helicopters,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LABS MOFFETT FIELD CA

Personal Author(s) : Hartzell,E. J. ; Aiken,E. W. ; Voorhees,J. W.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This paper reviews some human factors research issues, the resolution of which will be vital to the successful operations of future military helicopters. The Aeromechanics Laboratory is contributing to the overall effort of understanding and reducing the helicopter pilot's workload by engaging in a diverse program directed at answering some of the more fundamental questions relating to the transfer of information between man and machine. Primary issues involve the integration of controls and displays and interactions between pilot and automated systems. The results of three experimental studies address the issues of display-control compatibility, characteristics of integrated controllers, and voice systems.

Descriptors :   *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *HELICOPTERS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FLIGHT CREWS, INTEGRATION, ARMY AIRCRAFT, PILOTS, WORKLOAD, REDUCTION, INFORMATION TRANSFER, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPATIBILITY, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE