Accession Number : AD0754214

Title :   Assessment of Pilotage Error in Airborne Area Navigation Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Roscoe,Stanley N.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In 1969, by specifically including 'pilotage error' in the error budget for area navigation system certification, the Federal Aviation Administration legally attached economic premiums and penalties to human as well as equipment performance in man-machine system design. To establish the accuracy of use and freedom from pilot blunders associated with systems employing various configurations of displays and controls requires both simulator and flight experimentation. An automatically adaptive cockpit side task provides a saturing level of pilot workload and allows the sensitive, orderly, and statistically reliable measurement of a pilot's residual attention as a common metric for area navigation system assessment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *ATTENTION), (*NAVIGATION, PILOTS), ERRORS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ACCURACY, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE