Sleep and Other Activities of Off Duty Pilots
Final rept. 13 Apr 2000-15 Feb 2003
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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An exhaustive search of archives, reports, databases and publications was performed to locate research data that describe the activities of off-duty pilots as they prepare for night or long duration missions. An extensive review of relevant literature and reports generated by flight surgeons and by safety officers within the AF did not reveal information appropriate for generating an algorithm for predicting pilot sleep from the time of their mission. This report describes the futile search for appropriate studies and their data. It includes research methods, samples of information available, and a CD-ROM containing many references relevant to fatigue research but not very useful in developing the required algorithm. Since this research was unable to find the required information in the literature, it was decided that a survey should be constructed to collect the necessary data. A questionnaire is included that builds on a survey tool developed by AF Flight Standards Agency that was never administered.
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