Situation awareness (SA) has been linked to performance in a variety of disciplines to date, but originated in the aviation arena. Situation awareness derives from attention and working memory being used toward acquiring and interpreting information from the environment (Endsley, 1995). The most revered objective method of measuring situation awareness is the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT). This technique employs random freezes of participant interfaces during simulations to query participants and assess the level of knowledge of what is happening at the time of the freezes. A discussion of applications using an alternative approach to SAGAT for operators in a high-fidelity simulation of a regional airline control room will be discussed.
Bridges, D. C.
(2015). Development of an Alternative Methodology for Implementation of SAGAT During Task Performance. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 79-84.