28 August 2000 Optimization of information presentation on multifunction displays
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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.
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Gregory Francis, Gregory Francis, Clarence E. Rash, Clarence E. Rash, } "Optimization of information presentation on multifunction displays", Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397738; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.397738
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