Operator Workload Predictions for the Revised AH-64A Workload Prediction Model. Volume I: Summary Report
Interim rept. Sep 1988-Dec 1991
ANACAPA SCIENCES INC FORT RUCKER AL
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Under a previous contract, researchers used a composite scenario to conduct a comprehensive task analysis of the AH-64A attack mission. The analysis produced workload estimates and decision rules for developing an AH-64A workload prediction model. For this research, the task analysisworkload TAWL methodology was used to construct a workload prediction model. The TAWL Operator Simulation System TOSS was used to implement the model on an IBM-compatible microcomputer, and the original function and task analysis was refined to produce a more accurate simulation of crew task activity. In addition, the original workload rating scales used in the original analysis were replaced with equal-interval scales. The predictions generated by the model constructed for this research indicate that under optimum conditions a neither the pilot nor the copilotgunner experiences excessive workload, b the pilot has higher overall workload than the copilotgunner in most mission segments, and c AH- 64A workload is high relative to other Army aircraft that have been analyzed for workload. This model can be used as a baseline for analyzing future modifications to the aircraft.
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