Tasking and communication flows in the F/A-18D cockpit : issues, problems and possible solutions

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Authors
McKeon, Mark Francis
Subjects
visual identification (VID)
targeting forward looking infrared (TFLIR)
Advisors
Bui, Tung
Date of Issue
1987-09
Date
September 1991
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing its A-6E TRAM aircraft with the two seat F/A-18D. With the exception of the F-15E "Strike Eagle", never has a tactical aircraft been capable of processing such vast amounts of multi-mission data and displaying that fighter/attack information to the aircrew. These vast capabilities have led to some problems in the area of F/A-18D aircrew coordination. This thesis will review communication flows and tasking procedures that exist in many Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) to develop guidelines that are applicable to tactical aircraft aircrew coordination procedures. These guidelines will then be applied to combat mission essential F/A-18D cockpit communication and tasking procedures that should be executed during various scenarios. Additionally, simulator flight profiles will be postulated to test, evaluate and verify these procedures. This study provides a framework on combat procedures that will not only benefit the Marine Corps' F/A- 18D community, but as they start bringing into their inventory the two seat F/A-18E/F, the U.S. Navy as well.
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Thesis
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Department
Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
70 p.;28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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