Accession Number : ADP001153

Title :   Overview of Work in Progress on Non-Intrusive Assessment of Pilot Workload and Pilot Dynamics,


Personal Author(s) : Heffley,Robert K. ; Clement,Warren F. ; Jewell,Wayne F.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to describe one general approach to non-intrusive assessment of pilot workload and pilot dynamics, how this assessment is carried out, and recent and on-going projects which involve its application. We begin with a general closed-loop formulation of piloting technique which can include both psychomotor and cognitive aspects. Examples are given showing how this basic closed-loop structure can be applied to a variety of flight tasks with the help of several quantitative examples. We then go on to consider the major objectives of work in progress, some of the tools and concepts used in non-intrusive piloting technique assessment, and a number of the important lessons learned in applying various procedures. Finally, we summarize some of the recent and on-going projects involving non-intrusive piloting technique assessment procedures.

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *Workload, *Performance(Human), Man machine systems, Psychomotor function, Cognition, Closed loop systems, Operators(Personnel), Job analysis, Measurement, Simulators, Error analysis, Flight maneuvers, Control systems, Systems analysis, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE