Accession Number : ADP006239

Title :   Development of a Test-Bed for Real-Time Monitoring of Pilot Mental Status,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CORP COLUMBIA MD

Personal Author(s) : Horst, Richard L. ; Smith, Dan T. ; Nebel, John K.

Report Date : SEP 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The real-time determination of pilot mental and physical status is a critical feature of the workload monitoring and 'Mindware' subsystems that have been envisioned for future jet aircraft. Recent laboratory and simulator studies, using retrospective data analyses, have suggested the value of various behavioral and physiological indices for reflecting task performance. The purpose of the present work was to develop software algorithms to derive some of these measures of interest in real-time and to develop a test-bed in which to explore the efficacy of these measures for inferring operationally relevant changes in pilot status. Such a test-bed should prove useful in supporting future studies of dynamic decision-aiding and task partitioning between the pilot and on-board automation.

Descriptors :   , , ALGORITHMS, AUTOMATION, BEHAVIOR, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DETERMINATION, INDEXES, JET AIRCRAFT, JOBS, MENTAL ABILITY, MONITORING, ONBOARD, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PHYSIOLOGY, PILOTS, REAL TIME, REFLECTION, SIMULATORS, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE