Accession Number : ADA305000

Title :   Situation Awareness: Limitations and Enhancement in the Aviation Environment (La Conscience de la Situation; Les Limitations et L'Amelioration en Environment Aeronautique).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA305000

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 255

Abstract : These proceedings include the Technical Evaluation Report, two keynote addresses and 25 papers from the Symposium sponsored by the Aerospace Medical Panel and held in Brussels, Belgium 24-27 April 1995. Situational Awareness is seen as key to mission success and aircraft safety. There are several questions that the Symposium addressed: how effectively Situation Awareness can be measured, whether it is possible to select for it and whether training strategies can improve it. The Symposium also examined the research carried out into the contribution of new Cockpit Technologies to enhance it. Loss of Situation Awareness has been the predominant cause of fatal accidents in both military and civil aviation and several examples were cited where the aircraft had been lost or put in jeopardy due to pilot error. These proceedings will be of interest to those involved in cockpit system design, human performance, human perception, cognition and accident investigation. This symposium was held in Brussels, Belgium 24-28th April 1995. There were 27 papers and 2 keynote addresses. Nine NATO countries contributed papers and there were 140 delegates. The conference covered a very broad spectrum of Situation Awareness in terms of its definition, objective measurement, selection criteria, training strategy, and technology enhancements. Several incidences where fatalities had occurred as a result of loss of Situation Awareness were cited.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *AWARENESS, TEST AND EVALUATION, NATO, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTS, AIRCRAFT, STRATEGY, TRAINING, COCKPITS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), HUMANS, PANELS, COGNITION, PILOTS, AERONAUTICS, MISSIONS, ERRORS, CIVIL AVIATION, LOSSES, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), AEROSPACE MEDICINE, ACCIDENTS, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, BELGIUM.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

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