Design considerations for a background auditory display to aid pilot situation awareness
Kazem, Mandana L.N.
Noyes, Janet M
Lieven, Nicholas J
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Pilot Situational Awareness (SA), namely, the pilot's ability to accurately perceive, understand and predict events, is an essential requirement of effective decision-making . Good `visibility' of aircraft state and environment is instrumental in maintaining a high level of SA. `Cockpit transparency' indicates the capability of the cockpit to provide such visibility. The project described in this paper investigates the ability to enhance cockpit transparency and reduce the tendency for `peripheralisation' of the pilot through implementation of a background auditory environment. A computer-based tool using currently available software and off-the-shelf hardware is being developed to produce an initial demonstration of ideas.