Accession Number : ADA267033


Title :   Combat Automation for Airborne Weapon Systems: Man/Machine Interface Trends and Technologies (L'Automatisation du Combat Aerien: Tendances et Technologies pour l'Interface Homme/Machine)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Statler, Irving C ; MacFadyen, I ; Francis, Michael S ; Gray, I D ; Buffett, A R ; Pipe, Harvey J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267033.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 269


Abstract : Recent advances in combat automation technologies offer significant potential for improving overall mission effectiveness. Development of advanced situational awareness display concepts, parallel distributed computer architecture and tactical information fusion techniques have paved the way for new operational capabilities and weapon system employment tactics. Harnessing these innovative technologies is critically dependent upon establishing an effective and intuitive pilot vehicle interface. Presentation of accurate situational data at the right time in an appropriate format remains a significant challenge. Effective combat systems must employ anticipatory control laws, data management and display techniques. Consequential trend information based on both current decisions and alternative courses of action is essential. Future manned fighter systems must be capable of providing automated command guidance and signal limiting when appropriate. Additionally, future systems must also correctly harmonize the automatic functions consistent with the pilot's intention and total tactical situation.... Fighter aircraft, Integrated systems, Man machine systems, Data displays, Data fusion, Interfaces, Situational awareness, Parallel processing, Computer systems architecture, Virtual cockpit, Human factors engineering.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS , *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , AUTOMATIC , AUTOMATION , AWARENESS , COCKPITS , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , COMMAND GUIDANCE , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , CONTROL , DATA DISPLAYS , DATA FUSION , DATA MANAGEMENT , EMPLOYMENT , ENGINEERING , FORMATS , FUNCTIONS , GUIDANCE , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , INTERFACES , MANAGEMENT , MANNED , MISSIONS , NATO , PARALLEL PROCESSING , PILOTS , PROCESSING , SIGNALS , TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS , TIME , VEHICLES , WARFARE , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Computer Systems
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE