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Title: Full Scale Evaluation of How Task-Based Overview Displays Impact Operator Workload and Situation Awareness When in Emergency Procedure Space

Abstract

Control room modernization is critical to extending the life of the 99 operating commercial nuclear power plants (NPP) within the United States. However, due to the lack of evidence demonstrating the efficiency and effectiveness of recent candidate technologies, current NPP control rooms operate without the benefit of various newer technologies now available. As nuclear power plants begin to extend their licenses to continue operating for another 20 years, there is increased interest in modernizing the control room and supplementing the existing control boards with advanced technologies. As part of a series of studies investigating the benefits of advanced control room technologies, the researchers conducted an experimental study to observe the effect of Task-Based Overview Displays (TODs) on operator workload and situation awareness (SA) while completing typical operating scenarios. Researchers employed the Situation Awareness Rating Technique (SART) and the NASA Task Load Index (TLX) as construct measures.

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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1358254
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-16-38083
Journal ID: ISSN 2194--5357
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 495; Conference: 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, Florida, July 27–31, 2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Control Room; HSI; Human Performance; Overview Displays; Situation Awareness; Workload

Citation Formats

Spielman, Zachary, Hill, Racheal, LeBlanc, Katya, Rice, Brandon, Bower, Gordon, Joe, Jeffrey, and Powers, David. Full Scale Evaluation of How Task-Based Overview Displays Impact Operator Workload and Situation Awareness When in Emergency Procedure Space. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41950-3_2.
Spielman, Zachary, Hill, Racheal, LeBlanc, Katya, Rice, Brandon, Bower, Gordon, Joe, Jeffrey, & Powers, David. Full Scale Evaluation of How Task-Based Overview Displays Impact Operator Workload and Situation Awareness When in Emergency Procedure Space. United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41950-3_2.
Spielman, Zachary, Hill, Racheal, LeBlanc, Katya, Rice, Brandon, Bower, Gordon, Joe, Jeffrey, and Powers, David. 2016. "Full Scale Evaluation of How Task-Based Overview Displays Impact Operator Workload and Situation Awareness When in Emergency Procedure Space". United States. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41950-3_2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358254.
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author = {Spielman, Zachary and Hill, Racheal and LeBlanc, Katya and Rice, Brandon and Bower, Gordon and Joe, Jeffrey and Powers, David},
abstractNote = {Control room modernization is critical to extending the life of the 99 operating commercial nuclear power plants (NPP) within the United States. However, due to the lack of evidence demonstrating the efficiency and effectiveness of recent candidate technologies, current NPP control rooms operate without the benefit of various newer technologies now available. As nuclear power plants begin to extend their licenses to continue operating for another 20 years, there is increased interest in modernizing the control room and supplementing the existing control boards with advanced technologies. As part of a series of studies investigating the benefits of advanced control room technologies, the researchers conducted an experimental study to observe the effect of Task-Based Overview Displays (TODs) on operator workload and situation awareness (SA) while completing typical operating scenarios. Researchers employed the Situation Awareness Rating Technique (SART) and the NASA Task Load Index (TLX) as construct measures.},
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