MODEL-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR TERRAIN-FOLLOWING DISPLAY DESIGN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$496,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2273
Agency Tracking Number:
2273
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
55 Wheeler St, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Greg L Zacharias
(617) 491-3474
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A MODEL-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR TERRAIN-FOLLOWING DISPLAY DESIGN AND EVALUATION. THE BASIC APPROACH CENTERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PILOT/SYSTEM MODEL THAT INTEGRATES GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE WITH SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT AND AVIONICS CAPABILITIES PECULIAR TO THE TERRAIN-FOLLOWING MISSION. THE PROPOSED MODEL INTEGRATES SEVERAL STATE-OF-THE-ART SUB-MODELS, COVERING VISUAL PERCEPTION, INFORMATION FUSION, DISCRETE DECISION-MAKING, AND CONTINUOUS CONTROL. WE PROPOSE TO USE IT TO PROVIDE PREDICTIONS OF PILOT/SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, AS A FUNCTION OF TF DISPLAY CONFIGURATION, WITHIN A FORMAL STRUCTURE PROVIDED BY A PROCEDURE-ORIENTED METHODOLOGY, TO MINIMIZE THE REQUIREMENT FOR SUBJECTIVE DISPLAY DECISIONS. WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE FEASIBILITY OVER THREE TASKS: 1) DEVELOPMENT OF A DEMONSTRATION MODEL AND METHODOLOGY; 2) EVAUATION VIA DESIGN EXAMPLE; AND 3) METHODOLOGY SPECIFICATION FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. A FINAL REPORT WILL SUMMARIZE THE PHASE I STUDY OBJECTIVES, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER WORK.

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