Accession Number : ADP005959

Title :   Advanced Development of a Cockpit Automation Design Support System,

Corporate Author : HARRY G ARMSTRONG AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Kulwicki, Philip V.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Under the auspices of the United States Air Force Cockpit Automation Technology (CAT) advanced development program, a highly disciplined and structured crew system design process (along with its supporting design tools and technology) is being developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness by which advanced cockpits can be fielded. As an initial implementation of the CAT design process, a Cockpit Automation Design Support System (CADSS) is being developed to provide a computer-aided design environment, including the software design tools and the simulation utilities that can facilitate the development of the crew system in synchrony with the development of the avionics and weapon system. The rationale underlying the CADSS will be described in terms of the system components which include a Designer's Computer-Aided Design System (DCADS) processor, new software tools and a breadboard breadboard cockpit simulator which are envisioned to complement, but not replace, existing development facilities. This implementation of a cockpit design support system is described in relation to the overall CAT program activities and schedule. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *COCKPITS, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *SIMULATORS, AVIONICS, BREADBOARD MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CREWS, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, NATO, SIMULATION, TOOLS, WEAPON SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE