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Extending helicopter operations to meet future integrated transportation needs

Extending helicopter operations to meet future integrated transportation needs
Extending helicopter operations to meet future integrated transportation needs
Helicopters have the potential to be an integral part of the future transport system. They offer a means of rapid transit in an overly populated transport environment. However, one of the biggest limitations on rotary wing flight is their inability to fly in degraded visual conditions in the critical phases of approach and landing. This paper presents a study that developed and evaluated a Head up Display (HUD) to assist rotary wing pilots by extending landing to degraded visual conditions. The HUD was developed with the assistance of the Cognitive Work Analysis method as an approach for analysing the cognitive work of landing the helicopter. The HUD was tested in a fixed based flight simulator with qualified helicopter pilots. A qualitative analysis to assess situation awareness and workload found that the HUD enabled safe landing in degraded conditions whilst simultaneously enhancing situation awareness and reducing workload. Continued development in this area has the potential to extend the operational capability of helicopters in the future
helicopters, head up display, cognitive work analysis
0003-6870
364-373
Stanton, Neville
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Plant, Katherine
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Roberts, Aaron
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Harvey, Catherine
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Thomas, Trevor
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Stanton, Neville
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Plant, Katherine
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Roberts, Aaron
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Harvey, Catherine
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Thomas, Trevor
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Stanton, Neville, Plant, Katherine, Roberts, Aaron, Harvey, Catherine and Thomas, Trevor (2016) Extending helicopter operations to meet future integrated transportation needs. [in special issue: Transport in the 21st Century: The Application of Human Factors to Future User Needs] Applied Ergonomics, 53, part B, 364-373. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2015.07.001). (PMID:26228719)

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Abstract

Helicopters have the potential to be an integral part of the future transport system. They offer a means of rapid transit in an overly populated transport environment. However, one of the biggest limitations on rotary wing flight is their inability to fly in degraded visual conditions in the critical phases of approach and landing. This paper presents a study that developed and evaluated a Head up Display (HUD) to assist rotary wing pilots by extending landing to degraded visual conditions. The HUD was developed with the assistance of the Cognitive Work Analysis method as an approach for analysing the cognitive work of landing the helicopter. The HUD was tested in a fixed based flight simulator with qualified helicopter pilots. A qualitative analysis to assess situation awareness and workload found that the HUD enabled safe landing in degraded conditions whilst simultaneously enhancing situation awareness and reducing workload. Continued development in this area has the potential to extend the operational capability of helicopters in the future

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 July 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 July 2015
Published date: March 2016
Keywords: helicopters, head up display, cognitive work analysis
Organisations: Transportation Group, Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute

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Local EPrints ID: 382256
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382256
ISSN: 0003-6870
PURE UUID: 295656e9-9c81-4b07-be5f-0ca6eaf09e29
ORCID for Neville Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279
ORCID for Katherine Plant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4532-2818

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Date deposited: 02 Nov 2015 10:20
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:14

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