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Reducing Peak Workload in the Cockpit: a Human in the Loop Simulation Evaluating New Runway Selection Tool
Bos, Tanja; Zon, Rolf; Rouwhorst, Wilfred
In efforts to increase safety and reduce peak workload situations in the cockpit, a tool with a different interaction style was developed for use in case of a runway change instructed by Air Traffic Control during approach. In an experiment a workload comparison was made between the new tool and the conventional cockpit. Workload was measured by means of a self-rating after each experiment run, as well as eye blink frequency during each run. Results show that the self-rated workload decreases with the new tool for one of the two crew members and the blink frequency suggests a workload decrease for the other crew member. Considering the fact that the crew used the tool after only a few training runs, and the positive feedback provided by the crews it is concluded that the tool has a positive effect on peak workload.
Keyword(s): workload; cockpit; NASA-TLX; eye tracking; Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Computer Sciences; Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces; Psychological Phenomena and Processes
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): 2017
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2017-07-06 05:55:11 Last Updated: 2017-12-14 06:59:24