Possibilities of Improving Pilot's Situational Awareness through the Shaping of the Human-Machine Interface in Military Aircraft Cockpits

Waldemar Gołębiowski 1  and Leszek Loroch 2
  • 1 Polish Air Force Academy, 08-530 Dęblin, ul. Dywizjonu 303 nr 12
  • 2 Air Force Institute of Technology, 01-494 Warsaw, ul. Księcia Bolesława 6

Possibilities of Improving Pilot's Situational Awareness through the Shaping of the Human-Machine Interface in Military Aircraft Cockpits

With determined individual perception capability, the pilot's safety during a flight depends on his situational awareness formed by information from the surrounding environment. The graphical data information may be modeled and performed to the pilot by a data interface of research simulator. The method of testing human-machine interface (HMI)described in this paper enables detecting special incidents (critical situations) influencing flight safety, and help making prevention efforts. The proposed research method can result in developing solutions for shaping the data interface, as well as ergonomic solutions in cockpits of military aircraft.

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