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Human factors analysis for a 2D enroute moving map application
Author(s): Christian Pschierer; Patrick Wipplinger; Jens Schiefele; Scot Cromer; John Laurin; Skip Haffner
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes flight trials performed in Centennial, CO with a Piper Cheyenne from Marinvent. Six pilots flew the Cheyenne in twelve enroute segments between Denver Centennial and Colorado Springs. Two different settings (paper chart, enroute moving map) were evaluated with randomized settings. The flight trial goal was to evaluate the objective performance of pilots compared among the different settings. As dependent variables, positional accuracy and situational awareness probe (SAP) were measured. Analysis was conducted by an ANOVA test. In parallel, all pilots answered subjective Cooper-Harper, NASA TLX, situation awareness rating technique (SART), Display Readability Rating and debriefing questionnaires. The tested enroute moving map application has Jeppesen chart compliant symbologies for high-enroute and low-enroute. It has a briefing mode were all information found on today’s enroute paper chart together with a loaded flight plan are displayed in a north-up orientation. The execution mode displays a loaded flight plan routing together with only pertinent flight route relevant information in either a track up or north up orientation. Depiction of an own ship symbol is possible in both modes. All text and symbols are deconflicted. Additional information can be obtained by clicking on symbols. Terrain and obstacle data can be displayed for enhanced situation awareness. The result shows that pilots flying the 2D enroute moving map display perform no worse than pilots with conventional systems. Flight technical error and workload are equivalent or lower, situational awareness is higher than on conventional paper charts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5802, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2005, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604460
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Pschierer, Jeppesen (Germany)
Patrick Wipplinger, Darmstadt Univ. of Technology (Germany)
Jens Schiefele, Jeppesen (Germany)
Scot Cromer, Jeppesen (United States)
John Laurin, Jeppesen (United States)
Skip Haffner, Jeppesen (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5802:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2005
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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