Accession Number : ADP005601

Title :   Voice Control of Cockpit Systems,

Corporate Author : BRITISH AEROSPACE PLC WARTON (ENGLAND) MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Beckett,P.

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The use of automatic speech recognition for cockput management should, in principle, allow more operations to be carried out head-up. In turn this should reduce the frequency and length of the periods spent looking into the cockpit. This would be particularly beneficial for the single-seat pilot who could benefit from maintaining visual contact with a target or co-operating aircraft. In addition, it should generally allow more accurate flying performance and reduce the risk of collision with the ground or other aircraft. In order to assess these anticipated advantages, a simulator trial was set up at British Aerospace, Warton where a conventionally operated advanced fighter cockpit, containing electronic displays, was compared with one where Direct Voice Input (DVI) took over some of the roles normally carried out by tactile controls. The comparison was made during a simulated low-level mission containing a cross-section of typical cockpit activities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *COCKPITS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, HEAD UP DISPLAYS, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Voice Communications
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE