Accession Number:

ADA209234

Title:

'Operation Workload' A Study of Passenger Energy Expenditure during an Emergency Evacuation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

In an earlier study at the Civil Aeromedical Institute, workloads were determined for passengers during an emergency evacuation. The evacuation tests were conducted in an orderly manner and were suggested as representative of a moderate workload. The current study is a continuation and amplification of that study and utilizes similar techniques for determining workload. In this study, passengers were required to avoid aircraft aisles and to traverse over seat backs to the exit in order to simulate a maximum effort which might be anticipated in an emergency. Thus, maximum workload could be estimated more realistically. This information is necessary to formulate qualification requirements for passenger protective breathing equipment. Recommended values proposed in the first study should be modified.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Life Support Systems
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE