Mental Workload in Aircraft and Simulator during Basic Civil Aviation Training
2009 (English)In: The International journal of aviation psychology, ISSN 1050-8414, E-ISSN 1532-7108, Vol. 19, no 4, 309-325 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
This study investigated mental workload in basic civil aviation training. Heart rate, eye movement and subjective ratings from eleven students were collected during simulator and aircraft sessions. Results show high correspondence in psychophysiological reactions between the sessions. For some flight segments heart rate was consistently lower in the simulator, suggesting higher mental workload in the aircraft. Differences in heart rate during rejected take-off and engine failure indicate that the increase of workload starts in advance of an “unexpected“ event in the simulator and seem to be of preparatory nature, while more connected to management of the situation in the aircraft. Descriptors: psychophysiology, mental workload, aviation training, flight simulation, learning transfer
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2009. Vol. 19, no 4, 309-325 p.
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17542DOI: 10.1080/10508410903187547ISI: 000273720100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17542DiVA: diva2:209994