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Analytical display design for flight tasks conducted under instrument meteorological conditionsParamount to proper utilization of electronic displays is a method for determining pilot-centered display requirements. Display design should be viewed fundamentally as a guidance and control problem which has interactions with the designer's knowledge of human psychomotor activity. From this standpoint, reliable analytical models of human pilots as information processors and controllers can provide valuable insight into the display design process. A relatively straightforward, nearly algorithmic procedure for deriving model-based, pilot-centered display requirements was developed and is presented. The optimal or control theoretic pilot model serves as the backbone of the design methodology, which is specifically directed toward the synthesis of head-down, electronic, cockpit display formats. Some novel applications of the optimal pilot model are discussed. An analytical design example is offered which defines a format for the electronic display to be used in a UH-1H helicopter in a landing approach task involving longitudinal and lateral degrees of freedom.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Hess, R. A.
(Naval Postgraduate School)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1976
Subject Category
Aircraft Stability And Control
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Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 513-54-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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