Accession Number:

ADA446844

Title:

Control of Multiple-UAVs: A Workload Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION HUMAN FACTORS DIVISION

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Fifty-four licensed pilots carried out multiple surveillance missions on two high-fidelity simulations representing unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs. In Experiment 1, pilots were required to operate a single UAV through three different mission conditions a baseline condition, one that offloaded relevant information to the auditory channel, and one that provided automation of flight path control. In Experiment 2, pilots operated two UAVs simultaneously through the same three mission conditions. Pilots were responsible for the following tasks 1 mission completion, 2 target search, and 3 systems monitoring. Results of the experiment suggest that automation and auditory offloading can be beneficial to performance by reducing interference between tasks, and thus alleviating overall workload.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Psychology
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE