Adaptive Cockpit Error Monitoring System
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Search Technology, Inc. (Currently Search Technology Inc)
4898 South Old Peachtree Rd,, Ste 200, Norcross, GA, 30071
Ronald L Small
AbstractAn 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.
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