Accession Number : ADA227864


Title :   A Subjective Rating Scale for Assessing Pilot Workload in Flight: A decade of Practical Use


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ROYAL AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Roscoe, A H ; Ellis, G A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a227864.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Despite the many techniques developed for evaluating pilot workload in flight, subjective assessment by experienced pilots is still the most reliable method by far. This report describes the design and development - with the help of practicing test pilots - of a ten-point rating scale. The scale uses a decision tree similar to that used by the Cooper-Harper Handling Qualities scale, and is based on the concept of spare capacity. Examples are given of its use by a large number of pilots in various flight trails and workload studies. Keywords: Test construction; Workload; Pilots; Flight; Decision making; Decision aids; ratings.


Descriptors :   *PILOTS , *FLIGHT , TEST AND EVALUATION , SCALE , INFLIGHT , WORKLOAD , SPARE PARTS , TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , DECISION AIDS , RATINGS , DECISION THEORY , DECISION MAKING , CAPACITY(QUANTITY)


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE