Marconi Aerospace Defense Systems Inc., Austin, TX
15 October 1999 – 15 April 2000
Co-P.I.’s John H. Painter and Donald T. Ward
Total award $98,326
This research will study advanced display integration concepts for reducing crew workload, and improving situational awareness for the tactical airlift mission. It is an element in the risk reduction effort in conjunction with the Marconi-Honeywell effort for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (C-130 AMP).
Specific tasks include:
- Analyzing the impact of current human factors requirements and developing metrics to allow evaluation of the effect of avionics improvements on individual and collective crew performance
- Proposing tasks for cockpit automation that are likely to promote the two-man crew concept.
- Evaluating potential contributions to rapid prototyping by the Texas A&M Flight Simulation Laboratory and its real-time, fixed-base flight simulator.
Working with me on this program is Graduate Research Assistant:
- C. Cale Stephens
- Jennifer A. Georgie
and Undergraduate Research Assistants:
- Kristi Ferber
- Dallas Hopper