Accession Number : AD0759268

Title :   Pilotage Error and Residual Attention: The Evaluation of a Performance Control System in Airborne Area Navigation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Roscoe,Stanley N. ; Kraus,Emmett F.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 30

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 saturating level of pilot workload and allows the sensitive, orderly, and statistically reliable measurement of a pilot's residual attention as a common metric for navigation and control system assessment. A simulation experiment employing this measurement system compared pilot performances as a function of the number of waypoints that could be stored in an airborne area navigation (RNAV) computer (1, 2, 4, or 8) and the type of manual flight control system used (normal flight control versus maneuvering performance control). (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, *ATTENTION), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ERRORS, LEARNING, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE