Implications of Guidance & Control Technology on Human Factors Considerations,
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This paper describes some emerging technologies in guidance and control which are candidates for future aircraft. It briefly describes an advanced development program which successfully demonstrated Integrated FireFlight Control IFFC technology to automatically deliver air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons while maneuvering. It describes the advanced cockpit design of the new F-16 CD aircraft and some of the difficulty encountered during its development. Brief descriptions of normal acceleration of a induced loss of consciousness, anti-g hardware and pilot g tolerance in the F-16 are also covered. Lastly, the angle of attack and load factors limiting features of the F-16 and how they affect the maneuvering of this relaxed static stability, fly-by-wire, high performance aircraft are described in detail.