Pilot Workload Analysis Based upon In-Flight Physiological Measurements and Task Analysis Methods

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During the last decades much effort has been invested to relieve pilot workload, which resulted in better handling qualities of aircraft, presentation of information in the cockpit based upon ergonomic principles, automation of functions, etc. Nevertheless there are still numerous examples of high workload conditions in aviation. For instance monitoring an automatic approach for landing in real CAT II conditions can be rather loading. In military aviation high workload situations are frequently encountered, even during training missions.


Heart Rate Variability Achievement Motivation Skin Resistance National Aerospace Laboratory Physiological Reaction Pattern 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Smit
    • 1
  1. 1.National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)Netherlands

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