Accession Number:

ADA142457

Title:

The Measurement of Pilot Performance: A Master-Journeyman Approach

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This project evaluated several methods for measuring pilot performance in a general aviation simulator and examined the relationship between performance and workload. An Automated Performance Measurement APM system was designed for use in a flight simulator which was instrumented for digital data collection. Performance rating was accomplished by three independent observers. Workload was assessed using a real-time subjective input system with which pilots provided workload estimates every minute. Two groups of pilots participated in the experiment ten professional high-time pilots and ten recently qualified instrument pilots. Both the APM and the observer ratings showed significant performance differences between the two pilot groups. The automated technique showed more of a spread, however, among individuals in the professional masters group. The newly qualified pilots journeymen reported significantly higher workload than their masters counterparts and their performance was significantly worse.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Humanities and History
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE