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The Role of the Helicopter Pilot in Terms of Relevant Requirements for Helicopter Takeoff

Greiser, Steffen and Wolfram, Jens and Schieben, Anna (2014) The Role of the Helicopter Pilot in Terms of Relevant Requirements for Helicopter Takeoff. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 24 (3), pp. 172-189. Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/10508414.2014.918430. ISSN 1050-8414.

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Currently, the German Aerospace Center performs research on assistance systems for helicopters that help pilots to perform their missions even in bad weather conditions. One part of the assistance system is the navigation system with automatic flight path planning. The objective of this article is to clarify if pilots perform the planning of flight paths in the same way. An interview with 68 participants was conducted to evaluate essential differences between the pilots’ cognitive processes and build a basis for the user-centered design of the navigation system. The interview assessed user-specific requirements that can be used as input for the path planning algorithms. The results recommend the usage of individual pilot requirements for path planning applications. With individually adjusted navigation systems, the potential mismatch between pilots’ expectations and the actually computed flight paths is expected to be minimized.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90519/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Role of the Helicopter Pilot in Terms of Relevant Requirements for Helicopter Takeoff
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schieben, AnnaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3608-2004UNSPECIFIED
Date:7 July 2014
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Aviation Psychology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 172-189
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Keywords:helicopter, takeoff, ACT/FHS, survey, path planning
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Transportation Systems > Konzepte und Technik FAS
Deposited By: Greiser, Steffen
Deposited On:06 Jan 2015 12:09
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 11:35

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