Accession Number:

AD0730516

Title:

Functional Analysis of Pilot Warning Instrument Characteristics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROWLAND AND CO HADDONFIELD N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The concept of a pilot warning instrument PWI is that a relatively simple and inexpensive device which could be used to aid aviators in the visual detection and evaluation of other aircraft in their vicinity, giving the aviator ample time to select and then make an appropriate collision avoidance maneuver if necessary. Until the present study research on collision avoidance through the use of a PWI has focused primarily on hardware development. The functional analysis of PWI systems that is presented in this report, is intended to disclose the role of the pilot in such systems and to describe the intricate relationships between the pilot, the PWI, and the operational aeronautical environment. Thirteen general functions are defined and illustrated five performed by the PWI and eight by the pilot. The PWI functions are exemplified by references to hardware systems in use the pilot functions are described through the use of mathematical models and empirical data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Safety Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE