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Title: Lessons learned from pilot errors using automated systems in advanced technology aircraft

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored a project at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to investigate pilot errors that occur during interaction with automated systems in advanced technology ( glass cockpit'') aircraft. In particular, we investigated the causes and potential corrective measures for pilot errors that resulted in altitude deviation incidents (i.e. failure to capture or maintain the altitude assigned by air traffic control). To do this, we analyzed altitude deviation events that have been reported in the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), NASA's data base of incidents self-reported by pilots and air traffic controllers. We developed models of the pilot tasks that are performed to capture and maintain altitude. Two types of models were developed to provide complementary perspectives of these tasks: sequential models and functional models. Both types of models show the errors that occur in actual altitude deviation events in advanced technology aircraft. Then, errors from the ASRS data base were categorized according to the models, to help understand the potential causes of the different error types. This paper summarizes the methodology used to analyze pilot errors, the lessons learned from the study of altitude deviation errors, and the application of these results formore » the introduction of advanced technology in nuclear power plants.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6551060
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-92466; CONF-930401--13
ON: DE93010788
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Meeting on nuclear plant instrumentation, control and man-machine interface technologies, Oak Ridge, TN (United States), 18-21 Apr 1993
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
NASA; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ACCIDENTS; EVALUATION; AIRCRAFT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; OPERATION; AUTOMATION; ERRORS; HUMAN FACTORS; LEVELS; NASA; REACTOR SAFETY; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 570000 -- Health & Safety