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Flying Fast Jets : Human Factors and Performance Limitations - David G. Newman

Flying Fast Jets

Human Factors and Performance Limitations

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Published: 28th May 2014
Format: PDF
$134.75

This book provides a detailed general overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational tasks faced by such pilots and aircrews. As such, it has a strong military focus, dealing with pilots of fighter aircraft, attack aircraft and lead-in fighter trainer aircraft that are traditionally only single or dual pilot operations. The book deals not only with the issue of G force, but discusses ejection and escape/survival, disorientation, high altitude physiology, pilot training and selection, helmet-mounted equipment, situational awareness, data fusion and multi-sensor integration, human machine interface issues and advanced cockpit design. It examines the human performance issues associated with the technological advances made in fast jets, such as increased manoeuvrability, increased use of the pilot's head as a mounting platform for sensor and weapons systems, and the complexities involved in the human-machine interface within these aircraft.

Contents: The fast jet environment; Altitude; Acceleration; Spatial disorientation; Life support equipment; Situational awareness; Escape; Selection and training; Index.

ISBN: 9781409467939
ISBN-10: 9781848847545
Series: Human Factors in Defence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6