Several studies have been performed to investigate the effectiveness of and develop independent altitude monitoring (IAM) systems. These studies noted that all IAM system concepts featured the common problem that IAM systems applications may be futile if pilot attention and comprehension of the IAM alert is not assured. This contract was issued to study that problem. The objectives of this study were to define an operational IAM alerting philosophy, develop candidate concepts, demonstrate and refine selected candidates, and develop implementation schemes. The output includes a summary of the alert philosophies used in current aircraft and IAM systems, a data base of currently used alert characteristics including stimuli response characteristics, a recommended IAM alert philosophy for each of four categories of aircraft, and guidelines for developing (or completing development) and implementing IAM alert systems. Basic alerting system concepts were developed for each category of aircraft. Implementation feasibility was evaluated for each concept; implementation recommendations are made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Sep 73, AD-775 454.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    P.O. Box 3707, Commercial Airplane Group
    Seattle, WA  United States  98124

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, W D
    • Veitengruber, J E
    • Neuberger, W K
    • Osgood, A G
    • Comisky, G E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-86
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA73WA-3233
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM