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Optimization of information presentation on multifunction displays
Author(s): Gregory Francis; Clarence E. Rash
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Paper Abstract

A difficult part of creating a full multifunction display (MFD) system is mapping the MFD information to the physical hardware. An important aspect of this design process involves associating screen labels with user initiated commands (e.g., button presses). A software tool, MFDTool, that applies an optimization algorithm to designer-specified constraints, thereby creating the optimum layout of MFD information for MFD hardware, has been developed. MFDTool converts the constraints into mathematical cost functions and utilizes a standard optimization algorithm to determine the MFD label assignment design that maximally satisfies the constraints. A sample MFD design problem is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397738
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Gregory Francis, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Clarence E. Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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