Accession Number : ADP006246

Title :   Advanced Technology Application in the Flight Deck Design for Military Transport,

Corporate Author : AERITALIA S P A TURIN (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Afeltra, V. ; La Pastina, A.

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The continuous growing in systems/functions installed in the modern aircraft, imposed by the more and more demanding requirements in terms of performance and safety, is leading to the development and the application of new components and systems in the area of cockpit indication and automatic controller integration. The Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and other multifunction display technologies are rapidly replacing many of the dials, panels and gauges of the old cockpit. Artificial intelligence and high level automation are emerging in digital avionics. These systems would take over the crew in many cockpit management functions such as reconfiguration to compensate fault or execute emergency procedures. This paper analyzes the design and certification aspects related to the adoption of these new technologies and discusses some aspects of human factor engineering which become an integral part for the cockpit design, for the simbology and for the logic integration of the function within the automatic control and display system.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATION, AVIONICS, CATHODE RAY TUBES, COCKPITS, CONTROL, CREWS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EMERGENCIES, FLIGHT DECKS, FUNCTIONS, GROWTH(GENERAL), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, INTEGRATION, LOGIC, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MULTIPURPOSE, TRANSPORT SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE