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To a COP with FCAS : Cognitive Optimization Program with Future Combat Air System

Froger, Grégory and Bättler, Colin and Bonnardel, Nathalie To a COP with FCAS : Cognitive Optimization Program with Future Combat Air System. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

the tasks to be performed by crew members. This continuous variation is accompanied in particular by an increasing number of cognitively demanding tasks to be performed synchronously, under strong time constraints. Due to the limitations of attention resources (e.g., Moray, 1967 ; Kahneman, 1973) and the rapidly heavy workload when processing information of a very varied nature (Wickens, 2008), the amount of information to be processed from the HMIs of modern cockpits is such that it may be likely to interfere with the processing of this same information (Casner, 2006). The future combat air system (FCAS) is fully in line with this issue. This study focuses on identifying situations that are mentally very demanding for combat air crews. The identification of demanding situations is the essential prerequisite for the evolution of both crew member training and the design of future cockpits. This study is part of the efforts to modernize the training of combat aircraft crews by developing cognitive training adapted to this evolution. The most cognitively demanding situations are the most likely to serve as a context for developing Cognitive Optimization Programs. This is why this study focuses on identifying the tasks and task pairs currently experienced as demanding by combat aviation crews. 34 participants, fighter crew members on the Mirage 2000D, aged 22 to 43, participated in this study during a training mission. Each person completed a questionnaire after the flight. These questionnaires included a set of tasks considered challenging whether isolated and/or combined, as well as strategies for managing these tasks. 45 missions were studied. 11 missions were real flights and 34 simulated flights.

Item Type:Invited Conference
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Aix-Marseille Université - AMU (FRANCE)
Other partners > École de l'air (FRANCE)
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