Investigation of the Role of Visual Cueing, Response Type, and Task on Mission-Oriented Flying Qualities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,979.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
20162
Agency Tracking Number:
20162
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13766 South Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David G. Mitchell
(310) 679-2281
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
There ia a dichotomy between the government approach to the specification of aircraft flying qualities and the requirements for mission effectiveness. The present military standard for flying qualities of piloted air vehicles, MIL-STD-1797A, is a comprehensive document that has evolved over the past several decades into a "cookbook" of requriements. Unfortunately, the mission requirements for current and future aircraft include many aspects that are insufficiently covered by the specification. Primary among the shortcomings are three basic categories for research: the effect of the pilot's visual environment (cueing); 2) the effect of the response to task-tailored controls (response-type); and 3) the effect of the specific mission element (task). The Phase I program will have the following two major objectives: 1) Create the structure, format, and methodology to incorporate visual cueing, response-types, and modern tasks into a mission-oriented specification format; and 2) Generate the basic tables relating these elements in an integrated fashion. Included in this effort will be a definition of combinations of cueing/response-type/task for which further research is required. A system for evaluating the tradeoffs between advanced controls and displays will be generated.

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