Accession Number:

ADA310870

Title:

A Head-Up Display Symbology Evaluation for an Autonomous Landing Guidance System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author:

VEDA INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

A consortium of government agencies and major defense contractors has been assembled for the Autonomous Landing Guidance ALG Program. The purpose of the ALG program is to develop a prototype system that will integrate a variety of existing defense technologies to augment landing, take-off, and ground operations in low-visibility conditions, particularly on runways that are neither equipped nor approved for Category CAT II or III precision approaches. The Advanced Cockpits Branch of Wright Laboratory WLFIGP supported the consortium by addressing pilot-vehicle interlace issues associated with the integration of ALG into aircraft cockpits. WLFIGP conducted a study investigating the integration of symbology and sensor imagery on the head-up display HUD in an ALGequipped aircraft. A variety of HUD symbology sets were evaluated under a number of sensorvisibility conditions using WLFIGPs Transport Aircraft Cockpit TRAC simulator. Objective measures of pilot performance as well as subjective workload and acceptability ratings were collected and analyzed to determine the optimum integration of symbology and sensor imagery in the context of an ALG precision approach and landing.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE