Accession Number : ADA254198


Title :   Operator Workload Predictions for the Revised AH-64A Workload Prediction Model. Volume I: Summary Report


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 1988-Dec 1991


Corporate Author : ANACAPA SCIENCES INC FORT RUCKER AL


Personal Author(s) : Hamilton, David B ; Bierbaum, Carl R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254198.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Under a previous contract, researchers used a composite scenario to conduct a comprehensive task analysis of the AH-64A attack mission. The analysis produced workload estimates and decision rules for developing an AH-64A workload prediction model. For this research, the task analysis/workload (TAWL) methodology was used to construct a workload prediction model. The TAWL Operator Simulation System (TOSS) was used to implement the model on an IBM-compatible microcomputer, and the original function and task analysis was refined to produce a more accurate simulation of crew task activity. In addition, the original workload rating scales used in the original analysis were replaced with equal-interval scales. The predictions generated by the model constructed for this research indicate that under optimum conditions (a) neither the pilot nor the copilot/gunner experiences excessive workload, (b) the pilot has higher overall workload than the copilot/gunner in most mission segments, and (c) AH- 64A workload is high relative to other Army aircraft that have been analyzed for workload. This model can be used as a baseline for analyzing future modifications to the aircraft.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *METHODOLOGY , *ARMY AIRCRAFT , SCENARIOS , FUNCTIONS , SIMULATION , VOLUME , AIRCRAFT , CONTRACTS , PREDICTIONS , MODELS , MODIFICATION , PILOTS , ATTACK , ESTIMATES , CREWS , MISSIONS , RATINGS , MICROCOMPUTERS , ARMY , WORKLOAD , GUNNERS , INTERVALS , ADDITION


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Flight Control and Instrumentation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE