Human Factors Considerations in New Generation Army Aircraft Systems.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This study is useful to project mangers, decision makers and users alike, particularly those interested in rotary-wing system acquisition. It is also useful to behavioral scientists and human factors engineers as an aid to becoming sensitive to user requirements and changes in the operational environment. Purpose, scope and limitations are established. The issues are placed in perspective through a discussion of projected man-machine relationships with respect to the anticipated future operational environment of helicopters. Basic Army aviation systems of the future are described in relation to aviation missions. Projected human factors problems are examined as a function of system performance and operational trends. Human factors are related to life cycle costing by suggesting a relationship between the managers decision flexibility and a commitment to a final system configuration. It is concluded that a departure from traditional cockpit design is necessary. Recommendations are made concerning decision criteria and human factors-acquisition cycle interface. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems