A Graphical Workstation Based Part-Task Flight Simulator for Preliminary Rapid Evaluation of Advanced Displays 921953
Advances in avionics and display technology are significantly changing the cockpit environment in current transport aircraft. The MIT Aeronautical Systems Lab (ASL) has developed a part-task flight simulator specifically to study the effects of these new technologies on flight crew situational awareness and performance. The simulator is based on a commercially-available graphics workstation, and can be rapidly reconfigured to meet the varying demands of experimental studies. The simulator has been successfully used to evaluate graphical microburst alerting displays, electronic instrument approach plates, terrain awareness and alerting displays, and ATC routing amendment delivery through digital datalinks.
Citation: Wanke, C., Kuchar, J., Hahn, E., Pritchett, A. et al., "A Graphical Workstation Based Part-Task Flight Simulator for Preliminary Rapid Evaluation of Advanced Displays," SAE Technical Paper 921953, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/921953. Download Citation
Craig Wanke, James Kuchar, Edward Hahn, Amy Pritchett, R. John Hansman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
SAE 1992 Transactions: Journal of Aerospace-V101-1