Accession Number:

ADP005592

Title:

Information Management in the Army Battlefield Helicopter,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Considerable experience in the design of mission management systems has been gained in recent years. Flight trials have shown that careful design of these systems can result in considerable time savings in executing many of the tasks performed by the crew during tactical operations. In addition, flight trials have also been conducted to evaluate the potential benefits of a simple tactical situation display presented on a colour cathode ray tube. These trials have given valuable insight into the applications and requirements of this type of display. The experience gained has been applied to the development of a complete system for installation in a helicopter with a MIL STD 1553b databus avionics system to enable further flight trials addressing system integration and man-machine interface optimization. A flexible ground station has also been developed to allow investigation of optimising methods for pre-mission programming of the system and tactical situation display via a solid state data transfer device. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE