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Head-Up Displays and Attention Capture
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Author and Affiliation:
Prinzel, Lawrence J., III(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States);
Risser, Matthew(Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, United States)
Abstract: The primary role of head-up displays (HUDs) is to provide primary flight, navigation, and guidance information to the pilot in a forward field-of-view on a head-up transparent screen. Therefore, this theoretically allows for optimal control of an aircraft through the simultaneous scanning of both instrument data and the out-the-window scene. However, despite significant aviation safety benefits afforded by HUDs, a number of accidents have shown that their use does not come without costs. The human factors community has identified significant issues related to the pilot distribution of near and far domain attentional resources because of the compellingness of symbology elements on the HUD; a concern termed, attention or cognitive capture. The paper describes the phenomena of attention capture and presents a selected survey of the literature on the etiology and potential prescriptions.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2004
Document ID:
20040065771
(Acquired May 25, 2004)
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: NASA/TM-2004-213000
Document Type: Technical Report
Contract/Grant/Task Num: L-18450
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 36p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; AIRCRAFT SAFETY; HEAD-UP DISPLAYS; ETIOLOGY; INFORMATION; OPTIMAL CONTROL; FIELD OF VIEW
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