Accession Number:

ADA222707

Title:

Psychophysiological Assessment of Pilot Workload in an Applied Setting

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

One of the greatest problems facing researchers, design teams, and practitioners of engineering psychology is to determine that the product of their labors, whether a new type of computer interface or a new concept cockpit in a next generation aircraft, places demands upon the operator that are consistent with the known limits of human performance capacities. It is one thing to have a machine that performs a task with great efficiency. It is quite another to place a human operator at the controls of this machine and obtain ideal performance efficiency levels. Engineers are most concerned that the machine they have constructed is functionally capable of performing the operations it was designed for and sustaining its function within some specified lifetime. The machines functional parameters are easily tested and relatively well understood. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE