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1st Edition

Cockpit Displays: Test and Evaluation

ISBN 9781138258099
Published November 10, 2016 by Routledge
291 Pages

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Book Description

Cockpit Displays is an in-depth examination of the design rationales, test philosophy and test procedures for cockpit systems. Whilst its main emphasis is on cockpit displays, it also includes an important discussion of flight management systems and mission computers. Areas covered include: the cockpit design process, test techniques for flight displays and equipment, and situation awareness testing. Comparing civil and military requirements, it is an important analysis of the lessons learned from test and evaluation and will be of interest to cockpit systems design engineering staff at major airframe manufacturers, procurement executives and program managers at military aircraft program offices and flight test engineers and test pilots.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Lessons learned; A review of cockpit design guides; The cockpit design process; Requirements; Test sequence leading to airworthiness; Situation awareness; Flight test; Test techniques for flight displays and equipment; Initial and collateral tests; Rotary-wing mission task elements; Fixed-wing mission task elements; Mission or operational test and evaluation; Situation awareness testing; Strawman test schedules; Summary; Definitions; References; Index.

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’As experts in flight display evaluation, Newman and Greeley have put word Test back in cockpit displays.  Newman and Greeley not only understand the cockpit display technology, the test methodology, but also the impact of the technology on the pilot operator. Cockpit Displays: Test and Evaluation contains the necessary knowledge for display test and evaluation and should be considered an essential reference for conducting cockpit display test.’ Loran Haworth, Former Chair, DOD Flight Symbology Working Group, Experimental Test Pilot and Engineering Research Psychologist, US Army (retired) California (The opinion here expressed is that of Loran Haworth and not necessarily that of the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, The Federal Aviation Administration or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.) ’...this book will be an invaluable reference/guide to those involved in all aspects of cockpit display design, test and evaluation now and into the foreseeable future.’ The Aerospace Professional '...this is a good book, structured sensibly in small tidy chapters, but with masses of detail ... It should be useful and interesting reading for the display test engineer, the flight test engineeer or the flight test manager.' Ergonomics Abstracts ’The authors...have been very thorough in their research and step-by-step walkthrough of the design process...Newman and Greeley present a clear and well-supported argument for a comprehensive design philosophy...I hope that those working in the industry pay this book the attention it deserves.’ Aerlines Magazine