Accession Number:

ADA043383

Title:

Aircraft Alerting Systems Criteria Study. Volume II. Human Factors Guidelines for Aircraft Alerting Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Nov 76

Corporate Author:

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

Human factors literature that describes pilot response characteristics when confronted with aircraft warning, caution, and advisory signals was reviewed. The review covered visual, aural sounds and voice, tactile, and bimodal alerts. Data obtained therefrom were categorized into 1 non-aircraft-related test results, 2 aircraft-related test results, and 3 military standardsdesign guidelines so as to establish the applicability of the data and to identify technical areas in which more human factors data relevant to aircraft-alerting systems may be required. Summaries of the literature for 1 factors that affect signal detection, and 2 factors that affect time from detection to response are provided. The results of the review were used to establish preliminary design guidelines for alerting systems in future commercial transport aircraft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE