Modeling Cockpit Interface Usage During Lunar Landing Redesignation
Chua, Zarrin K.
Major, Laura M.
Feigh, Karen M.
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Fulfilling NASA's space exploration objectives requires precision landing to reach lunar sites of interest. During the approach and landing stages, a landing point redesignation (LPR) display will provide information to the crew regarding the characteristics of alternate touchdown points. Building on a previous study which examined crew tasks during LPR but did not account for the specialized behavior of experts, this investigation will present a new task sequence model, specific to expert decision-making. This analysis furthers the development of a predictive task execution model, which is used to test the efficacy of alternate information display and operator actuator design concepts. The task model and cockpit display recommendations presented in this study provide a significant improvement in LPR task execution time. This paper examines the task sequence during lunar landing, describes the predictive task execution process model, and recommends cockpit display requirements for effective decision making.