Human Factors Engineering system analysis of Sea King deck landing

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Authors
  1. Churchill, L.L.
  2. Sawel, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);BAE Systems Canada Inc, Kanata ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Defence and Civil Institute of Evironmental Medicine (DCIEM) is exploring various means of providing low-cost, effective training for helicopter aircrew through simulation and virtual environments. Frequently, training requires participation by several individuals; however, coordinating schedules is often difficult. Virtual agents that behave realistically are required to reduce costs and increase opportunities for training. As part of the ongoing evolution of the process and tools. DCIEM has developed a method for applying the Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) to HFE conceptual-phase analyses. This approach is based on the concept that a hierarchly of goals and control feedback loops can describe both humans and machines. A study completed by BAE SYSTEMS CANADA INC. (BSC) in March 2000 (Reference 2) showed that the PCT appraoch was applicable to HFE conceptual-phase analyses and offered some benefits over the traditional MIL-HDBK-46855 approach. Based on the findings of this study, DCIEM is proceeding with the further development of PCT elements within the Integrated Performance Modelling Environment (IPME). This effort created a model of Sea King helicopter crew behaviour within IPME using a PCT-based analysis. As part of the model development, gross and critical goal analyses, and an information flow and cognitive processing analysis were conducted. TRUNCATED

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Keywords
Helicopter deck landing simulator;Helicopter simulator;PCT (Perceptual Control Theory)
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2001-147 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
422
DSTKIM No
CA020831
CANDIS No
517559
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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