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1 Orbiter Cockpit Liang Sim, Kevin R. Duda, Thaddeus R. F. Fulford-Jones, Anuja Mahashabde December 9, 2005
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INTRODUCTION The Orbiter cockpit is less advanced than modern aircraft cockpits despite a substantial upgrade in 2000 Design Requirements Normal operation with only two seated pilots (excluding payloads) Return capability with only one pilot Crew selection of manual or automated functions Exterior and interior lighting for visibility Original “CRT- Multifunction Electronic Cockpit Avionics Mechanical” Cockpit Display System (MEDS) Upgrade Program (CAU) Designed in 1970s First flown in 2000 Cancelled in 2004 2
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INTRODUCTION The cockpit satisfies its original requirements but still has human factors problems OBSTACLES TO DEVELOPMENT High workload, especially during emergency situations underutilized LCD displays difficult fault diagnosis Cluttered cockpit layout Poor situational awareness Insufficient “human centered” automation? CURRENT PROBLEMS
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