A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DATA BASE FOR DISPLAY CONTENTFORMAT AND ARRANGEMENT FACTORS

Period of Performance: 01/01/1987 - 12/31/1987

$50K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Array
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Firm POC

Abstract

A PLAN IS PROPOSED FOR DEVELOPING AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER-AIDED KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR AERONAUTICAL DISPLAY CONTENT, FORMAT, AND ARRANGEMENT FACTORS, BOTH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE, IN TERMS OF PRESCRIBED CRITICAL FLIGHT MISSION PHASES AND TASKS. THE PLAN ADDRESSES TWO TOPICS: (1) THE ROLE OF EXPERT SYSTEMS AND (2) THE DISPLAY KNOWLEDGEBASE ITSELF. THE RESULTING IMPROVEMENTS IN ACCESSIBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY OF THE DISPLAY DATA BASE WILL FACILITATE COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG DISPLAY RESEARCHERS, DESIGNERS, SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS, EVALUATORS, AND USERS. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS INNOVATION IS EXPLAINED BY REVIEWING THE BACKGROUND AND EXISTING DISPLAY DATA BASE, DESCRIBING THE DISPLAY CONTENT, FORMAT, AND ARRANGEMENT PROBLEMS, AND INTRODUCING THE ROLE OF EXPERT SYSTEMS IN PROVIDING THE ANTICIPATED BENEFITS OF THE INNOVATION.