A Simulation to Analyze Pilot Workload in an Electro-Optical, Night, Low-Level Environment.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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As new equipment is developed for fighter aircraft, new mission profiles are often developed. One method of evaluating the change in pilot workload associated with this new equipment is the development of a man-machine simulation that will allow workload comparisons. This thesis undertakes the development and application of such a model. The model developed and used in this study is a time sequenced network of required tasks with priority servicing by a single server. Monte Carlo techniques are used to induce a randomness into the profile to represent the variation between individual missions and pilot techniques. The major parameters in the model are the flight control service times, frequency of flight control task initiation, and the frequency of defensive reaction task initiations. The model incorporates twenty different tasks in a mission profile simulating thirty minutes of night tactical low level navigation using an electro-optical device for visual navigation and terrain following.
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