IFR FORMATION FLIGHT DISPLAY/SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED ROTARY-WING AND JET-FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.
Final technical rept. Jun 68-Jun 69,
HONEYWELL INC MINNEAPOLIS MINN SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH DIV
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The study was conducted to investigate information and display requirements for a manual IFR formation flight system for an advanced rotary-wing and a high-performance jet fighter. This investigation included the study of the effects of varying the rate at which new information is available for display and the level of measurement noise in the information presented. Two alternative vertical situation display formats were selected for evaluation. Systematic man-in-the-loop simulations were conducted to collect pilot performance data for these two display formats at three levels of the data update rate and measurement noise variables. Performance measures recorded included the follower aircrafts deviations from the assigned command position, rates of pilot control input activity, and frequency of aircraft control losses. Author
- Flight Control and Instrumentation