Pilot non-conformance to alerting system commands

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Instances of pilot non-conformance to alerting system commands have been identified in previous studies. Pilot non-conformance changes the final behavior of the system, and therefore may reduce actual performance from that anticipated. Two simulator studies have examined pilot non-conformance, using the task of collision avoidance during closely spaced parallel approaches as a case study. The first study discovered subjects' decisions to alert, and their selected avoidance maneuver, differed from those typically commanded by collision avoidance systems. The second study found consonance between the display and the alerting system improved subject agreement with automatic alerts. Based on these results, a general discussion of the factors involved in pilot conformance is given, and design guidelines for alerting systems are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2125-2130
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 5) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 12 1997Oct 15 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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