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Adaptive Cockpit Error Monitoring System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Search Technology Inc
4960 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Norcross, GA 30071
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Adaptive Cockpit Error Monitoring System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $740,712.00


An approach to helping pilots reduce or eliminate the consequences of errors is proposed. These consequences-to-be-avoided are termed "hazards." The approach is based upon the idea that it is hazard, rather than error, that should be avoided. It is impossible to prevent all errors; attempting to do so will interfere with learning and innovation in a crisis. The proposed hazard monitor (HM) models pilot activities that can lead to dangerous situations. It used human-centered methods to help pilots avoid danger without taking authority or responsibility from the pilot. Errors are modeled as failed expectations associated with stages of an on-going task; tasks are moeled as sequences of situations. Serious hazards only occur after a swquence of situations that all contain increasingly dangerous failed expectations. A study of pilot activities, pilot errors, and iaircraft hazards along with an examination of current error mitigation techniques is proposed, the results of which will be used to design an aviation hazared monitor.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald L Small

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Search Technology, Inc.
4898 South Old Peachtree Rd, Ste 200 Norcross, GA 30071

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No