Voice Interface for Transport Aircraft Cockpits 820104
Increases in air traffic density, reductions in crew complement and the interface requirements of more computer processing and data storage on aircraft of the future threaten to overload the motor and visual channels of the flight crew. Considerable success has been achieved in developing devices to permit voice communication between people and computers in the past decade and possibilities exist for using this technology to maintain cockpit workload at manageable levels.
Lockheed-Georgia is developing a voice interface system for caution-warning, data entry, information retrieval and systems control as part of an Advanced Flight Station Simulator program. Efforts are currently underway to define the proper requirements and applications for computer voice interface to achieve optimum interaction between people and machines under critical circumstances.