An evaluation of software tools for the design and development of cockpit displaysThe use of all-glass cockpits at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) simulation facility has changed the means of design, development, and maintenance of instrument displays. The human-machine interface has evolved from a physical hardware device to a software-generated electronic display system. This has subsequently caused an increased workload at the facility. As computer processing power increases and the glass cockpit becomes predominant in facilities, software tools used in the design and development of cockpit displays are becoming both feasible and necessary for a more productive simulation environment. This paper defines LaRC requirements of a display software development tool and compares two available applications against these requirements. As a part of the software engineering process, these tools reduce development time, provide a common platform for display development, and produce exceptional real-time results.
Ellis, Thomas D., Jr. (Unisys Corp.; NASA, Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993
Publication: In: AIAA Flight Simulation Technologies Conference, Monterey, CA, Aug. 9-11, 1993, Technical Papers (A93-52651 23-09)