Accession Number:

AD0882758

Title:

Voice Warning Systems - A Cockpit Improvement that Should Not Be Overlooked

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Todays pilot receives an overwhelmingly large number of audio and visual signals. Under high stress and task load conditions, such as in combat, the audio-visual load on the pilot may reach saturation levels causing performance to decline. A voice warning system VWS with combat mode blocking of unnecessary messages may reduce the audio load to the pilot. Further, a VWS provides the pilot the option of responding to or ignoring a failure based on mission requirements. This is an important advantage with the advent of head out flying. VWS improves both mission performance and flight safety and should be seriously considered for installation on future aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE