DESIGN AND TEST OF A SITUATION-AUGMENTED DISPLAY FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE MONITORING TASK

Jen-Li Lu, Ruey-Yun Horng, Chin-Jung Chao

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Abstract

In this study, a situation-augmented display for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) monitoring was designed, and its effects on operator performance and mental workload were examined. The display design was augmented with the knowledge that there is an invariant flight trajectory (formed by the relationship between altitude and velocity) for every flight, from takeoff to landing. 56 participants were randomly assigned to the situation-augmented display or a conventional display condition to work on 4 (number of abnormalities) x 2 (noise level) UAV monitoring tasks three times. Results showed that the effects of situation-augmented display on flight completion time and time to detect abnormalities were robust under various workload conditions, but error rate and perceived mental workload were unaffected by the display type. Results suggest that the UAV monitoring task is extremely difficult, and that display devices providing high-level situation-awareness may improve operator monitoring performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-165
Number of pages21
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • PROXIMITY-COMPATIBILITY PRINCIPLE; HUMAN-PERFORMANCE ISSUES; SUPERVISORY CONTROL; WORKLOAD; VIGILANCE; AWARENESS

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