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Helicopter human factors
Author and Affiliation:
Hart, Sandra G.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: The state-of-the-art helicopter and its pilot are examined using the tools of human-factors analysis. The significant role of human error in helicopter accidents is discussed; the history of human-factors research on helicopters is briefly traced; the typical flight tasks are described; and the noise, vibration, and temperature conditions typical of modern military helicopters are characterized. Also considered are helicopter controls, cockpit instruments and displays, and the impact of cockpit design on pilot workload. Particular attention is given to possible advanced-technology improvements, such as control stabilization and augmentation, FBW and fly-by-light systems, multifunction displays, night-vision goggles, pilot night-vision systems, night-vision displays with superimposed symbols, target acquisition and designation systems, and aural displays. Diagrams, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1988
Document ID:
19890047078
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 89A34449
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A89-34431 14-54)
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 48p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS; AIRCRAFT PILOTS; HELICOPTER DESIGN; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS; AIRCRAFT NOISE; COCKPITS; HELICOPTER CONTROL; HELICOPTER PERFORMANCE
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Human factors in aviation (A89-34431 14-54). San Diego, CA, Academic Press, Inc., 1988, p. 591-638.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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