Title: Short note - assessment of the required human capacity factor using flight simulator as an appropriate accelerated test vehicle

Authors: Ephraim Suhir

Addresses: Bell Laboratories, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division, Murray Hill, NJ, USA; Departments of Mech. and Mat. and Elect. and Comp. Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA; Department of Applied Electronic Materials, Institute of Sensors and Actuators, Technical University, Vienna, Austria; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Mackay, Queensland, Australia; ERS Co., 727, Alvina Ct., Los Altos, CA 94024, USA

Abstract: Flight simulator can be employed as an appropriate and successful test vehicle that could be used to quantify, on the probabilistic basis, the required level of the human capacity factor (HCF) with respect to the expected mental workload (MWL) during fulfillment of a particular aerospace mission or in an extraordinary situation. In the analysis that follows it is shown how this could be done. The main concepts are illustrated by a numerical example.

Keywords: quantified human factor; probabilistic approach; modelling; human-in-the-loop; human capacity factor; flight simulator; accelerated tests; mental workload.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHFMS.2019.102154

International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2019 Vol.7 No.1, pp.71 - 74

Received: 30 Jan 2019
Accepted: 30 Jan 2019

Published online: 09 Sep 2019 *

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