Measurement of Aircrew Workload during Low-Level Flight. Part 1. A Comparison between in-Flight and Post Flight Assessment Methods. Part 2. Application of the Workload Measurement Techniques to a Recce/Attack Task for Fast Jet Aircraft (Single Pilot),
ROYAL AIR FORCE LONDON (ENGLAND)
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The operational evaluation of modern military combat aircraft requires aircrew to operate and monitor complex systems whilst flying at ultra low-level, often at night in poor weather and in hilly terrain. In this demanding environment, the development of crew cooperation procedures and the integration of these with new tactical manoeuvres has pushed aircrew to the limit of human performance. The continuing development of sensors, weapons and flight control systems will place even higher demands on aircrew in the coming years and it is for this reason that the development of practical and reliable methods for monitoring cockpit workload is a high priority. A hypothetical RecceAttack task for fast jet aircraft has been chosen to illustrate the application of the workload measurement techniques.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems