This study accomplished an exploration of a workload protocol and a preliminary assessment of pilot workload and situation awareness in-flight during various phases of airborne operation on a tactical airlift aircraft. Initial comparisons were made between the Head Down Display (HDD) which was previously certified by the FAA as a Primary Flight Display (PFD), and the original Head Up Display (HUD) configuration which has not been endorsed as a PFD. Quantitative results were produced to aid in resource decision making regarding cockpit systems for this aircraft. Low and no cost improvements were identified and recommendations were implemented. This work refined a neuroergonomic protocol for workload assessment.
Harbour, S. D.,
Christensen, J. C.,
Estepp, J. R.,
& Gray, T. M.
(2013). An Integrated Neuroergonomic Assessment of In-Flight Pilot Workload. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 621-626.