Accession Number:

ADA230719

Title:

Advances in Navigation Support Systems Based on Operational Pilot's Heuristics

Descriptive Note:

Library translation

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The combination of the future high threat battlefield environment and the trend toward single seat combat aircraft provides the need to develop on- board decision support systems. The Pilots Assistant offers a means of fulfilling such a requirement. While this concept covers different classes of aids, this paper focuses on the development of a navigation support system. Special attention has been paid to the quality of the man-machine interface of such a real-time aid. It is suggested that because the quality of this interface is critical, the best solution consists of computerizing the mans navigational expertise, rather than with optimal multi-export software. Thus the eliciting of pilot expertise, while conducting low level nap-of-the -earth penetration missions has been important. An artificial Intelligence Computer model of navigation is derived from this cognitive model with respect to the use of a concurrent object oriented language. An extended description of this programme is given in the paper, including ways of implementing the Pilots Assistant in future French aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE