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SARA-T: Validation of a real-time measurement tool for Situation Awareness

Kraemer, Jan and Süß, Heinz-Martin (2015) SARA-T: Validation of a real-time measurement tool for Situation Awareness. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, 14.10.2015 - 16.10.2015, Groningen, Niederlande.

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Abstract

Air traffic controllers are responsible for safety and efficiency in an ever growing traffic environment. To provide safe and efficient guidance they are required to overlook the ongoing situation and advise aircraft accordingly. Situation awareness is the most widely used criteria to evaluate if operators can handle complex dynamic situations like these. In an earlier study, a real-time online probe technique has been developed to measure situation awareness in a high-fidelity real time simulator. The technique was designed to allow for the evaluation of situation awareness during the task instead of afterwards. The experiment presented in this paper was done to validate the developed technique. From the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 99 non-expert subjects were recruited for this experiment. Participants took the role of approach air traffic controllers in the real time simulator NARSIM. Additionally, all subjects completed a battery of cognitive tests, including intelligence, working memory capacity and attention. Results support the validity of the presented measurement technique. In general, subjects with better cognitive performance showed better situation awareness throughout the scenarios. In the future, using this technique it will be possible to determine if an operator’s situation awareness is sufficient while the situation is still going.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98840/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:SARA-T: Validation of a real-time measurement tool for Situation Awareness
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kraemer, Janjan.kraemer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Süß, Heinz-MartinOvGU MagdeburgUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Situation Awareness, SARA-T, Real Time Validation, ATC, ATM, Narsim
Event Title:Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter
Event Location:Groningen, Niederlande
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.10.2015 - 16.10.2015
Organizer:Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation, L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics, L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Kraemer, Jan
Deposited On:25 Nov 2015 18:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:55

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