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dc.contributor.authorWatts, Robert
dc.contributor.authorChristmann, Hans Claus
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Eric N.
dc.contributor.authorFeigh, Karen
dc.contributor.authorPanagiotis, Tsiotras
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T16:15:21Z
dc.date.available2013-01-14T16:15:21Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.citationRobert Watts, Hans Claus Christmann, Eric N. Johnson, Karen Feigh, and Panagiotis Tsiotras. "Development and Evaluation of an Automated Path Planning Aid", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 6 (2012), pp. 1774-1785. doi: 10.2514/1.C031513en_US
dc.identifier.issn1533-3868
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/45736
dc.description.abstractHandling en route emergencies in modern transport aircraft through adequate teamwork between the pilot, the crew and the aircraft’s automation systems is an ongoing and active field of research. An automated path planning aid tool can assist pilots with the tasks of selecting a convenient landing site and developing a safe path to land at this site in the event of an onboard emergency. This paper highlights the pilot evaluation results of a human factors study as part of such a proposed automated planning aid. Focusing on the interactions between the pilot and the automated planning aid, the presented results suggest that a particular implementation of the pilot aid interface, which uses a simple dial to sort the most promising landing sites, was effective. This selectable sorting capability, motivated by the anticipated cognitive mode of the pilot crew, improved the quality of the selected site for the majority of the cases tested. Although the presented approach increased the average time required for the selection of an alternate landing site, it decreased the time to complete the task in the case of emergencies unfamiliar to the pilot crew.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)en_US
dc.subjectIn-flight emergencyen_US
dc.subjectCockpit aiden_US
dc.subjectAerospace human factorsen_US
dc.subjectDecision aiden_US
dc.subjectLanding aids (Aeronautics)en_US
dc.subjectTrajectory optimizationen_US
dc.subjectAutomatic Planning Aid (APA)en_US
dc.titleDevelopment and Evaluation of an Automated Path Planning Aiden_US
dc.typePost-printen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Facilityen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2514/1.C031513en_US
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