Accession Number : ADA094227


Title :   Evaluation of Factors Unique to Multifunction Controls/Displays Devices


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-30 Nov 1977


Corporate Author : BUNKER-RAMO CORP WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Calhoun, Gloria L ; Herron, Emmett L ; Reising, John M ; Bateman, Robert P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a094227.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : Aircraft which utilize computers will require the use of multifunction displays and keyboards (MFK). Eight arrangements of formats which present flight control, navigation, and status information were examined. All were found useable but arrangements in which attitude information was placed above navigation information and those utilizing electro-optical devices rather than conventional flight instruments were slightly better. Two types of MFK logic were also examined. MFK operation was more efficient with Tailored Logic (frequently used functions presented) than with Branching Logic (functions presented by systems).


Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DISPLAY SYSTEMS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , TEST AND EVALUATION , ELECTROOPTICS , COMPUTER LOGIC , TEST METHODS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , FORMATS , KEYBOARDS , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , TABLES(DATA) , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , TIME SHARING , MULTIPLE OPERATION , ELECTRONIC SWITCHING


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE