Accession Number:

ADA045165

Title:

High Acceleration Cockpit Simulator Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP ST LOUIS MO

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Since 1970, the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory AMRL and the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory AFFDL have jointly sponsored a unique and innovative approach to fighter cockpit design termed the High Acceleration Cockpit HAC. As a result of indicated improvements in pilot-vehicle compatibility during and following exposure to moderate-to-high G force fields, HAC is entering a stage of advanced development and planned flight demonstration by AFFDL. Improved pilot capability with HAC results from repositioning the pilot to place him in a more favorable position with respect to the applied loads, thereby reducing the chance of grayout and blackout as well as improving tracking ability and resistance to body fatigue. The material presented herein is from a comprehensive manned simulator assessment of the tactical utility and combat capability projected for the HAC concept. Systems were completely modeled, including aircraft and weapon dynamics, cockpit with flight control and fire control systems. A full complement of offensive and defensive situation displays and cues were provided to cover all aspects of the simulated combat. Selected results are presented to illustrate that, relative to conventional cockpit design, the configuration employing HAC was able to decisively control the engagements.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE