Accession Number:

ADA036050

Title:

A Human Factors Evaluation of a Vertical-Scale Instrument Display System for the OV-1D Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Because of the increased importance of conserving aircraft instrument-panel space, vertical-scale instrument displays are being given greater consideration. In an effort to identify any potential problems associated with vertical-scale instrument displays, a human-factors evaluation was performed on the production prototype of the vertical-scale instrument display for the OV-1D. Some of the factors considered in the investigation include light distribution, spectral analysis, impact on dark adaptation, high- ambient conditions, and night-vision-goggle compatibility. Recommendations have been made with respect to the light distribution and marking sizes.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE