The Impact of Changing the Size of Aircraft Radar Displays on Visual Search in the Cockpit
Technical Report,01 Oct 2018,26 Mar 2020
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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Modern aircraft are designed with larger displays while our legacy aircraft are being retrofit with larger cockpit displays to enable display of the increased data. While this modification has been shown to enable improvements in human performance of many cockpit tasks, this effect is often not measured nor fully understood at a more generalizable level. This research outlines an approach to comparing human performance across two display sizes in future F-16 cockpits. The results show that increases in display size can increase search times under some circumstances even when the displays include a large number of tracks, actually reducing human performance.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft