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A Review of Important Cognitive Concepts in Aviation

Paz Goncalves Martins, Ana (2016) A Review of Important Cognitive Concepts in Aviation. Aviation. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 1648-7788

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Abstract

Even considering the current low accident rate in aviation, the anticipated growth in the number of airplanes in the air in the next decades will lead to an inadmissible rise in the number of accidents. These have been mostly attributed to human error and a misunderstanding of automation by the crew, especially during periods of high workload and stress in the cockpit. Therefore, increased safety requires not only advances in technology, but improved cockpit design including better human-machine interface. These cannot be achieved however, without considering some of the cognitive constructs that affect the behaviour of pilots in the cockpit. In fact, given its characteristics and public visibility, the flight deck of commercial jets is one of the most common arenas for the study of complex and skilled human performance. Here I present a literature review on the selected topics of workload, situation awareness, stress and automation in the cockpit, with the goal of supporting the development of new technologies.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104257/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Review of Important Cognitive Concepts in Aviation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Paz Goncalves Martins, AnaAna.Martins (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:Aviation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1648-7788
Status:Published
Keywords:Workload; Situation Awareness; Stress; Automation, Pilot, Cockpit
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control
Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Paz Goncalves Martins, Ana
Deposited On:10 Jun 2016 17:15
Last Modified:08 Aug 2018 05:02

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