Tactical Data Systems Design Concepts Evaluation.
Research and development rept. Apr 73-Mar 74,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF
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Portions of a flight data management system for a single-seat multiple-role fighter bomber were simulated in a manmachine simulation facility. The effects of various combinations of manual or automatic target tracking and manual or automatic aircraft steering on system performance and pilot workload were investigated. Starting from a normal configuration of automatic target tracking, manual aircraft steering, and manual weapon release, the increase in pilot workload and degradation of release point error caused by manual target tracking was shown to be considerable. Additionally, the increase in system performance and reduction of pilot workload with the addition of a flight command function that integrates the weapon delivery calculations with the flight control system was demonstrated. Modified author abstract
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics