Accession Number : ADA304370

Title :   Handbook of Human Performance Measures and Crew Requirements for Flightdeck Research.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CREW SYSTEM ERGONOMICS INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Rehmann, Albert J.

PDF Url : ADA304370

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center envisions that their studies will require standard measure of pilot/crew performance. Therefore, the FAA commissioned the Crew System Ergonomics Information Analysis Center (CSERIAC) to (1) identify state-of-the-art pilot(crew performance measures in selected areas of interest, (2) provide guidance material to allow the FAA Technical Center to determine appropriate measures for a given study classification, and (3) provide guidelines on pilot subject characteristics used in their studies. Adhering to accepted standards will allow performance data to he translated between FAA studies and generalized across other government and industry partners. Three areas of human performance that have achieved the most attention in the literature are: workload, situational awareness, and vigilance. An extensive literature search was conducted on each of these areas and leading experts in the human performance research industry were consulted. The tools and techniques used to measure each of these three areas are investigated. Guidelines are provided to assist the human factors practitioner in choosing the most appropriate performance measure for a given study classification (e.g., part-task, full mission, end-to-end). A set of criteria and guidelines on pilot subject characteristics, such as, number of subjects, experience level required, and the we of different airline flightcrews, is also provided.

Descriptors :   *REQUIREMENTS, *MEASUREMENT, *FLIGHT CREWS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *VIGILANCE, *PILOTS, *WORKLOAD, *HANDBOOKS, *ERGONOMICS, *AWARENESS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AUTOMATION, DECISION MAKING, COCKPITS, MONITORING, OBSERVATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MISSIONS, CLASSIFICATION, FATIGUE, GUIDANCE, BEHAVIOR, COMPUTER NETWORKS, ADAPTATION, MENTAL ABILITY, PERSONNEL RETENTION, TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS, BOREDOM.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE