Accession Number : ADP001140

Title :   Validation of Pilot Workload Estimates Utilizing In-Flight Data,


Personal Author(s) : Gulick,Ramona

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The purpose of this briefing is to describe the current capabilities of the Douglas Aircraft Company's workload evaluation techniques. The objectives of our workload evaluation studies are to isolate design deficiencies and operational problems associated with specific hardware designs and functional arrangements of equipment during initial stages of development, to verify that crew duty allocations and operational procedures do not exceed the capabilities of individual crewmen, and to evaluate crew composition. The study approach includes the development of design mission scenarios and an in-depth evaluation of selected mission segments using task/timeline analytical techniques. Outputs of the crew workload evaluation program include: task loadings of individual crew members, equipment interface, and body channels. Outputs also include external vision availability and information processing time.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Man machine systems, Flight crews, Scenarios, Job analysis, Information processing, Display systems, Flight testing, Reaction(Psychology), Response, Statistical analysis, Correlation techniques, Video tape recording, Systems analysis, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE