Accession Number:

AD0779084

Title:

Human Factors Experiments for Data Link.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 4, Jun 72-Dec 73,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

Eight two-man crews of FAANAFEC test Pilots made four runs each in a GAT-2 simulator to evaluate four displays presenting short-message ATC commands and advisories. The counterbalanced experimental design was later replicated with eight crews of airline and ALPA pilots and a single crew of AOPA pilots provided further data. Response-time measurements were taken with each display. This information was supplemented by a questionnaire administered to each crew member at the completion of his experimental runs. The use of a display limited to seven characters, or another employing a NIMO CRT was ruled out from further evaluation. Pilot opinion was generally favorable to the use of a display presenting three lines of seven LED characters each, and a linear display of 32 plasma characters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE