Accession Number : ADP005955

Title :   Development and Testing of a Predictive Methodology for Optimization of Man-Machine Interface in Future Avionics Systems,

Corporate Author : BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s) : Parks, Roger E.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : While new technologies offer the avionics designer opportunities in terms of providing systems with expanded capabilities, those opportunities are accompanied by new kinds of challenges and constraints which warrant a revision of traditional design life cycle strategies. The trend of for increasing complexity and cost in emerging avionics systems, driven by requirements for increased functional capability, has created a need for a predictive analytical methodology which: (1) accurately forecasts system performance early in the design process, and (2) treats the human operator and the equipment as a fully integrated man-machine system. A methodology which meets these needs has been developed and validated at Bell Helicopter Textron. The process is being used to provide early, accurate avionics system characterization, thereby reducing design costs. NATO Furnished. (rh)

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ACCURACY, COSTS, EXPANSION, FORECASTING, INTERFACES, LIFE CYCLES, METHODOLOGY, NATO, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), OPTIMIZATION, PREDICTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, STRATEGY, VALIDATION.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE