Development of a Driver Alert System (DAS) for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Final rept. Sep 1985-Sep 1987
LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV MOUNTAIN VIEW CA
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Observation of Bradley Fighting Vehicles BFVs in the field revealed a potential for communication problems between drivers and commanders. Since communication was by intercom only, electrical failure, battle damage, unplugging or removal of the drivers CVC helmet, or interference from platoon radio traffic could disrupt the system. For this reason, an emergencybackup driver alert system was developed. An audible two tone warbler alerting device was fitted into the drivers compartment, and an activating switch was placed in the commanders compartment. Very preliminary research data appears to indicate that this is an effective way for the driver and commander to ensure that they remain in contact. Keywords DriverPersonnel, Driver alert system, Vehicle driver.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Combat Vehicles