Accession Number:

ADA627875

Title:

Physiological Indicators of Workload in a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 17 Oct 2014-1 Oct 2015

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) - HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE / APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE BRANCH

Report Date:

2015-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Toward preventing performance decrements associated with mental overload in remotely piloted aircraft RPA operations, the current research investigated the feasibility of using physiological measures to assess cognitive workload. Two RPA operators were interviewed to identify factors that impact workload in target tracking missions. Performance, subjective workload, cortical, cardiac and eye data were collected. One cardiac and several eye measures were sensitive to changes in workload as evidenced by performance and subjective workload data. This research advances the literature toward real-time workload mitigation in RPA field operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE