Accession Number : ADA301563

Title :   Aircrew Work/Rest Cycles in Boxtop 1/95,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Mack, C. I.

PDF Url : ADA301563

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This paper reports on activity log data collected during Boxtop 1/95. Boxtop aircrew flew a fixed three-shift, three-airplane schedule repeating every 48 hours. A two-page activity log was used to collect data from 41 aircrew and wrist actigraphs were used to provide a second source of information from 18 aircrew. Information was collected on sleep length, hours awake before flying, hours continuously awake, mood, alertness and sleep quality. Significant differences were found between shifts, particularly the night shift which scored lower on mood, sleep quality, and alertness on awakening. Afternoon crews were up longer before flying and at their last touch-down of a work cycle, on average, than morning or night crews.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *SLEEP, SOURCES, CYCLES, QUALITY, LENGTH, SHIFTING, CREWS, NIGHT, ATTENTION, REST.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE