This article is a report on an ALPA-sponsored symposium entitled "Man-System Interface: Advances in Workload Study" which was the first initiative within the aviation community to bring psychologists, physiologists, and other biomedical and behavioral specialists to explore the basics of workload and possible applications to the cockpit environment, e.g., what are the physiological limits to safe performance in an air traffic control system. Among the issues addressed at the conference were a definition of workload and acceptable ways of measuring it, e.g., external behavior or brain wave measurements, the effect of overloading on pilot performance, and the need to design avionics systems so as to avoid pilot overloading.

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    Air Line Pilots Association

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  • Authors:
    • GLINES, C V
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00183917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM