Accession Number : ADP005638

Title :   Measurement of Aircrew Workload during Low-Level Flight. Part 1. A Comparison between in-Flight and Post Flight Assessment Methods. Part 2. Application of the Workload Measurement Techniques to a Recce/Attack Task for Fast Jet Aircraft (Single Pilot),

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIR FORCE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Lidderdale, I. G.

Report Date : JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The operational evaluation of modern military combat aircraft requires aircrew to operate and monitor complex systems whilst flying at ultra low-level, often at night in poor weather and in hilly terrain. In this demanding environment, the development of crew cooperation procedures and the integration of these with new tactical manoeuvres has pushed aircrew to the limit of human performance. The continuing development of sensors, weapons and flight control systems will place even higher demands on aircrew in the coming years and it is for this reason that the development of practical and reliable methods for monitoring cockpit workload is a high priority. A hypothetical Recce/Attack task for fast jet aircraft has been chosen to illustrate the application of the workload measurement techniques.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *WORKLOAD, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, LEVEL FLIGHT, LOW LEVEL, COCKPITS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, INFLIGHT, HEART RATE, MISSION PROFILES, TERRAIN, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE