Accession Number:

ADA014810

Title:

High Acceleration Cockpit Controller Locations. Volume I. Program Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jun-Dec 74

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

A controller-throttle design integration program was conducted for an advanced fighter concept with direct lift, direct side force, and high acceleration maneuvering capabilities. Several controller-throttle configuration design alternatives were evaluated in a high acceleration cockpit mock-up by USAF pilots in a static simulation evaluation phase. Cockpit and controller functional capabilities were tailored to satisfy operational needs for normal flight and combat phases and were evaluated within the context of a fighter mission. Objective and subjective data including reach and vision envelopes, task performance times, and pilot preferences from paired comparison and interview questionnaires were utilized to rank the configurations evaluated. Several principal areas for future high acceleration cockpit development were defined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE