Accession Number:

ADA030363

Title:

Program Documentation for the Digital Switching Experiment Program.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV OWEGO N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The Digital Switching Experiment Program is an interactive control system used for evaluating three different switching concepts in a simulated aircraft environment. The basic goal of the experiment is to assess pilot switching performance on a simple communications task while engaged in a tracking task that approximates formation flying. The three switching concepts to be evaluated include 1 a conventional UHF control head ARC-34 to provide baseline data on present-day manual systems, 2 a pushbutton keyboard F-15 navigation panel switches that reflects the proposed DAIS concept for fighter aircraft and, 3 a voice command system that employs an automatic speech recognition system to augment the control of cockpit functions. The program was written for an IBM S370, Model 155 Computer using the MFT version of the standard Operating System. The simulated cockpit is interfaced through an IBM 1827 Data Control Unit and the graphics displays are presented on two IBM 2250 Display Units. Both assembler language and FORTRAN IV were used in the software development. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE