An Assessment Method of Pilot Situation Awareness in Manned/Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicles Team

  • Jun Chen
  • Qilin Zhang
  • Xunjie Qiu
  • Bo Hou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 237)


In manned/unmanned-aerial-vehicles team, the situation awareness level of manned-aerial-vehicle (MAV) pilot affects the pilot’s cognitive state. Evaluating the pilot’s situation awareness level will enhance the cognitive and interactive capabilities of unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV) and MAV. This paper proposes an assessment method of pilot’s situation awareness, which is based on attention resource allocation theory and conditional probability cognitive process. Using the presented method, the situation awareness level of pilot could be quantified and evaluated reasonably. Finally the paper simulated the model at different levels of autonomy (LOA) to demonstrate the rationality of the model.


Manned/unmanned-aerial-vehicles team (MAV/UAVs team) Situation awareness (SA) MAV pilot Human – robotics interaction 



This work was sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61305133), Aeronautical Science Foundation of China (2016ZC53020) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (3102017jg02015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronics and InformationNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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