A complete examination of issues and concepts relating to human factors in simulation, this book covers theory and application in space, ships, submarines, naval aviation, and commercial aviation. The authors examine issues of simulation and their effect on the validity and functionality of simulators as a training device. The chapters contain in depth discussions of these particular characteristics and issues. They also incorporate theories pertaining to the motivational aspects of training, simulation of social events, and PC based simulation.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Historical Overview of Human Factors in Aviation. Aviation Research and Development: A Framework for the Effective Practice of Human Factors, or "What Your Mentor Never Told You about a Career in Human Factors…" Measurement in Aviation Systems. Underpinnings of System Evaluation. Organizational Factors Associated with Safety and Mission Success in Aviation Environments. Human Capabilities and Performance: Engineering Safe Aviation Systems: Balancing Resilience and Stability. Processes Underlying Human Performance. Automation in Aviation Systems: Issues and Considerations. Team Process. Crew Resource Management. Fatigue and Biological Rhythms. Situation Awareness in Aviation Systems. Aircraft: Personnel Selection and Training. Pilot Performance. Controls, Displays, and Crew Station Design. Flight Deck Aesthetics and Pilot Performance: New Uncharted Seas. Helicopters. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Air Traffic Control: Flight Simulation. Air Traffic Control. Air-Traffic Controller Memory. Air-Traffic Control Automation. Aviation Operations and Design: Air Traffic Control/Flight Deck Integration. Intelligent Interfaces. Weather Information Presentation. Aviation Maintenance. Civil Aviation Security. Incident and Accident Investigation. Forensic Aviation Human Factors: Accident/Incident Analyses for Legal Proceedings. Index.