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army-nasa aircrew/aircraft integration program (a3i) software detailed design document, phase 3The capabilities and design approach of the MIDAS (Man-machine Integration Design and Analysis System) computer-aided engineering (CAE) workstation under development by the Army-NASA Aircrew/Aircraft Integration Program is detailed. This workstation uses graphic, symbolic, and numeric prototyping tools and human performance models as part of an integrated design/analysis environment for crewstation human engineering. Developed incrementally, the requirements and design for Phase 3 (Dec. 1987 to Jun. 1989) are described. Software tools/models developed or significantly modified during this phase included: an interactive 3-D graphic cockpit design editor; multiple-perspective graphic views to observe simulation scenarios; symbolic methods to model the mission decomposition, equipment functions, pilot tasking and loading, as well as control the simulation; a 3-D dynamic anthropometric model; an intermachine communications package; and a training assessment component. These components were successfully used during Phase 3 to demonstrate the complex interactions and human engineering findings involved with a proposed cockpit communications design change in a simulated AH-64A Apache helicopter/mission that maps to empirical data from a similar study and AH-1 Cobra flight test.
Document ID
19910010401
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Banda, Carolyn
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Chiu, Alex
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Helms, Gretchen
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Hsieh, Tehming
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Lui, Andrew
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Murray, Jerry
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Shankar, Renuka
(Sterling Federal Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1990
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-177557
NAS 1.26:177557
A-90197
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-11555
PROJECT: RTOP 505-61-00
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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