Patent Number: 7,043,344

Title: Method of vehicle operation in an environment of high psychological pressure

Abstract: A vehicle such as a combat aircraft, and methods of operating one or more such vehicles. In each vehicle, a processor receives status reports from a plurality of vehicle subsystems faster than the pilot can assimilate them. The processor presents to the pilot, on a display, selections of at least one course of action, based on the current status reports. When a plurality of vehicles are operated, with one of the pilots being a commander of the plurality of vehicles, the selections are presented to the commander, who assigns initial courses of action to the other pilots. Subsequently, either the commander or the pilot of each vehicle may select the course of action for the vehicle.

Inventors: Kotzev; Anat (Givat Ela, IL), Helfman; Dan (Tel Aviv, IL)

Assignee: Rafael-Armament Development Authority Ltd.

International Classification: G01C 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018