Accession Number:

ADA239714

Title:

Adaptive Function Allocation for Intelligent Cockpits.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 89-Oct 91,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The demands associated with flying modern tactical, strategic and commercial aircraft have made the cockpit a prime arena for the development of technology designed to aid human operators. The development of ever more powerful computers, expert systems, and artificial intelligence technology has led researchers and system designers to propose that decision making by aided dynamically using this technology. The implementation of this technology may modify the tasks normally performed by pilots in any of a number of ways, in order to facilitate the best performance of man machine systems. A series of Cockpit Automation Studies are being performed as part of the Adaptive Function Allocation for Intelligent Cockpits program. The goal of the program is to develop a prospective set of human performance based principles and guidelines for the application of adaptive automation technology. As the first study this research developed a basic set of tasks in which automation concepts could later be applied. Derivatives of two common laboratory tasks were used one task was a pursuit tracking task while the other task was a tactical assessment task TAT. Subjects response time and accuracy were measured on the TAT while root mean square errors were obtained on the tracking task. Simple and complex task performance was measured as a function of task difficulty. Simple task results generally supported a resource view of human performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE