The Integrated Mission-Planning Station: Functional Requirements, Aviator-Computer Dialogue, and Human Engineering Design Criteria.
Final technical rept. Oct 81-Aug 83,
ANACAPA SCIENCES INC SANTA BARBARA CA
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This report describes the tasks conducted to provide detailed human factors engineering specifications for the construction and programming of the IMPS and the results of these tasks. The specific project objectives were to define IMPS functional requirements, design IMPS airborne hardware, design IMPS ground-based hardware, and to maximize the aviator-computer compatibility of the IMPS system. The project approach included a literature review, observation of the aviator task performances, interviews with subject matter experts, surveys, perceptual studies, human engineering analyses, detail design specification studies, and dialogue development analyses. The outcome of these efforts is described in terms of an overview of system components and functions, and detailed descriptions of operation of the airborne and ground-based portions of the IMPS system. Each of the major functions of the IMPS system is discussed, and the operational requirements, present deficiencies, IMPS capabilities, and IMPS operating procedures are identified. Appendices to the report provide hardware design criteria and a complete specification of the interactive dialogue system.
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