When developing new human-machine interfaces for aircraft cockpits, the contribution of the interface to the pilot’s situation awareness is of interest because this might inf uence human decisionmaking. Besides subjective measures, a frequently used objective method of measuring SA is the freezing of the task, removing information from the displays and querying the pilot about the situation. Research has indicated that by doing so, the pilot’s notion of what is important during this task may change, thereby potentially inf uencing decision-making. This paper describes an experiment in which pilots are given a terrain avoidance task, either with or without an interruption and SA query. The results showed a reorientation of the pilot’s gaze without having a signif cant effect on the decision-making.
van Eijck, J.,
& van Paassen, M.
(2011). The Effect of Measuring Situation Awareness on Pilot Behavior. 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 166-171.