25-Aug-2021 Source: Russian Helicopters
The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation, within the framework of the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum, presented a layout of the cockpit of promising Russian helicopters, made taking into account modern requirements for ergonomics and functionality. This model will allow to work out several technologies at once, including the use of a sensor “glass cockpit”, a system for predicting and supporting the pilot’s decision-making, and others.
Research work on the creation of a mock-up of an ergonomic cockpit is aimed at improving flight safety, as well as the reliability and efficiency of helicopter crews. The information and control field of the cockpit of a promising helicopter is formed in such a way as to reduce the psychophysical and intellectual costs of the crew during piloting, as well as to maintain its full situational awareness.
“In cooperation with leading research centers and domestic avionics manufacturers, we set ourselves the task of finding optimal technical solutions that would allow us to build new principles of interaction between a pilot and a helicopter, reduce the workload on the crew and the influence of the human factor, and significantly improve flight safety. radio-electronic equipment will seriously change the appearance of modern helicopters in the near future, and I am sure that this research work will allow us to take the lead in these changes, “said Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding .
In the course of research work on the layout of a promising cockpit, several concepts and technologies will be worked out at once. In particular, the demonstrator will study the use of a “glass cockpit” with modern means of indication and control on a single working field of the sensor dashboard. Another area of research will be the use of an intelligent crew support system with interactive forecasting algorithms, solving optimal control problems, a decision support system, optimizing the construction of a space-time flight trajectory, including for high-precision flights under artificial obstacles.
In addition, the promising cockpit will allow studying the concept of optimal automation, which implies the introduction of a “virtual pilot” and a rational distribution of functions between him and the crew. Also on the mock-up, the concept of using elements of augmented reality will be tested with the implementation of the “synthetic vision” system based on the integration of information from various onboard sensors and systems.
The cockpit mock-up was created by order of the Russian Helicopters holding by a wide cooperation of developers and manufacturers of onboard radio-electronic equipment, which includes JSC Scientific Testing Institute of Ergatic Systems, JSC Navigator, FSUE GosNIIAS and the Research and Testing Center of the Aerospace medicine and military ergonomics of the Central Research Institute of the Air Force of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The expert organization for the project is the GLITs of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. V.P. Chkalov.