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Development of a Situation Awareness Assessment Tool for Rail Signalers

Thomas-Friedrich, Birte and Grippenkoven, Jan Daniel and Naumann, Anja (2018) Development of a Situation Awareness Assessment Tool for Rail Signalers. In: AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, pp. 917-928. Springer. 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 21. - 25. Jul. 2018, Orlando FL, USA.

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Situation awareness (SA) is of utmost importance for the signaler as part of the infrastructure management in railway operations. However, in previous studies assessing signaler SA, a good performance was accompanied by mediocre results for SA. This unexpected result can be explained using the theory of situated SA, which posits that operators store knowledge important for situation awareness internally as well as externally in the work environment. To further investigate whether the theory of situated SA can be applied in rail signaling, an assessment tool for signaler SA was developed. Furthermore, by applying the developed assessment tool, it can be investigated which factors determine if information is stored externally or internally. Knowing which information signalers store where will help to develop more precise measures to assess and support signaler SA, ensuring a better performance of these crucial operators in the safety and efficiency of the railway system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119764/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Development of a Situation Awareness Assessment Tool for Rail Signalers
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Thomas-Friedrich, BirteBirte.Thomas (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grippenkoven, Jan DanielJan.Grippenkoven (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Naumann, AnjaAnja.Naumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 917-928
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Series Name:Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation
Keywords:Situated situation awareness, Rail signaling, Measurement, Goal directed task analysis, Human Factors
Event Title:9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Event Location:Orlando FL, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21. - 25. Jul. 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Railway Systems III (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Institute of Transportation Systems > Human Factors
Deposited By: Thomas-Friedrich, Birte
Deposited On:10 Sep 2018 10:22
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 08:34

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