Accession Number : ADA627875


Title :   Physiological Indicators of Workload in a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Simulation


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 17 Oct 2014-1 Oct 2015


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) - HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE / APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Hoepf, Michael ; Middendorf, Matt ; Epling, Samantha ; Galster, Scott


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627875.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : Toward preventing performance decrements associated with mental overload in remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations, the current research investigated the feasibility of using physiological measures to assess cognitive workload. Two RPA operators were interviewed to identify factors that impact workload in target tracking missions. Performance, subjective workload, cortical, cardiac and eye data were collected. One cardiac and several eye measures were sensitive to changes in workload as evidenced by performance and subjective workload data. This research advances the literature toward real-time workload mitigation in RPA field operations.


Descriptors :   *COGNITION , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *SIMULATION , *WORKLOAD , AIRCRAFT , DEGRADATION , EYE , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , HEART , INDICATORS , MANNED , MENTAL ABILITY , OVERLOAD , PHYSIOLOGY , REAL TIME , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE