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Human-Centered Aviation Automation: Principles and GuidelinesThis document presents principles and guidelines for human-centered automation in aircraft and in the aviation system. Drawing upon operational experience with highly automated aircraft, it describes classes of problems that have occurred in these vehicles, the effects of advanced automation on the human operators of the aviation system, and ways in which these problems may be avoided in the design of future aircraft and air traffic management automation. Many incidents and a few serious accidents suggest that these problems are related to automation complexity, autonomy, coupling, and opacity, or inadequate feedback to operators. An automation philosophy that emphasizes improved communication, coordination and cooperation between the human and machine elements of this complex, distributed system is required to improve the safety and efficiency of aviation operations in the future.
Document ID
19960016374
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Billings, Charles E. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1996
Subject Category
Aircraft Instrumentation
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-110381
NAS 1.15:110381
A-961056
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-810
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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