Accession Number : ADP005961

Title :   Designing for Design Effectiveness of Complex Avionics Systems,

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

Personal Author(s) : Boff, Kenneth R.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Reliable data on the aircrew's ability to acquire and process task-critical information are of prime importance to the design of effective controls and displays. While the available body of psychophysical research contains a staggering volume of human perceptual and performance data and principles that are of potential value to the design process, these are not systematically considered in the typical design of avionics systems. Though the nature and availability of these data are a key part of this problem, it can also be attributed to the basic skills and inclinations of designers, limitations in the available support environment, and constraints imposed by the system design and acquisition processes. NATO Furnished. (RH)

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *AVIONICS, *FLIGHT CREWS, NATO, PERCEPTION, PSYCHOPHYSICS, RELIABILITY, SKILLS, VOLUME.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE