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COCKPIT SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: FLIGHT EXPERIMENT DESIGN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9580
Amount: $486,197.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
PO Box 926
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard L Newman
 (913) 749-2468
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

REPORTS ON ACCIDENTS OF MODERN MILITARY FIGHTERS INCREASINGLY IMPLICATE PILOT DISORIENTATION AS A FACTOR. WHILE SPATIAL DISORIENTATION OF PILOTS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM IN AVIATION SINCE THE BEGINNINGS OF INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, IT HAS BEEN A GROWING CONCERN IN HIGH PERFORMANCE JET COCKPITS. THE HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD) HAS BEEN IMPLICATED AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO DISORIENTATION. RECENT RESEARCH HAS DEVELOPED SEVERAL HUD SYMBOLOGIES WHICH HOLD PROMISE FOR MINIMIZING SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DISORIENTATION. A PROGRAM TO CONDUCT FLIGHT TESTS OF A PROGRAMMABLE HUD HAS BEEN PROPOSED. THIS PROGRAM WILL CONDUCT AN INFLIGHT EVALUATION OF CANDIDATE SYMBOLOGIES UNDER BOTH VISUAL AND SIMULATED INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS. AT THE SAME TIME THESE INFLIGHT SYMBOLOGY EVALUATIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED, HUD-SPECIFIC INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TECHNIQUES WILL BE TESTED AND EVALUATED. PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM WILL PREPARE A FLIGHT TEST PLAN, BASED ON PREVIOUS AND CURRENT HUD RESEARCH. THE ACTUAL FLIGHT TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED DURING PHASE II.

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