Accession Number:

ADA199023

Title:

Development of a Driver Alert System (DAS) for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1985-Sep 1987

Corporate Author:

LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE