Flight Information Scale Test for Heads-Up and Panel Mounted Displays
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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ONS. Twelve U. S. Army aviators flew each format under static base simulation conditions. The subjects responded to the displays by providing a cyclic control stick response to various scale value changes. Response time and incorrect control motion were used as dependent variables. Results of this experiment tend to indicate that considerable leeway in scale design is permissible without causing significant difference in pilot performance as measured by the dependent variables. The only statistically significant comparison occurred between best and worst display formats. On a moving thermometer tape display, the pilot performance was significantly lower. This difference was the result of scaling requirements rather than scale type.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems