Dual pilot and single pilot operations – hierarchical task decomposition analysis of doing more with less

John Huddlestone, Don Harris, Dale Richards, Steve Scott, Rod Sears

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An operational concept for single pilot operations is being developed as part of the work of the Future Flight Deck Technologies project. The underpinning construct is that multiple single-pilot aircraft will be supported by a ground-based team using one or more ground stations to interact with the pilots and their aircraft. Concept development required detailed analysis of two-pilot operations to identify the functions and interactions that the second pilot engages in, to facilitate their reallocation or adaptation within the new system architecture. The application of Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA) in this context revealed a number of issues related to the representation and interpretation of sequencing information in plans in HTAs presented in graphical form. This paper identifies these issues and presents a new graphical notation, derived from software design notations, for presenting hierarchical task decompositions. The use of the notation is illustrated with analysis examples from different phases of flight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 12th International Conference, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages365-376
Number of pages12
Volume9174
ISBN (Print)9783319203720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event12th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9174
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period2/08/157/08/15

Keywords

  • Hierarchical task analysis
  • Hierarchical task decomposition
  • Plans
  • Single-pilot operations
  • Subgoal hierarchy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Dual pilot and single pilot operations – hierarchical task decomposition analysis of doing more with less'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Huddlestone, J., Harris, D., Richards, D., Scott, S., & Sears, R. (2015). Dual pilot and single pilot operations – hierarchical task decomposition analysis of doing more with less. In Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 12th International Conference, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings (Vol. 9174, pp. 365-376). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9174). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20373-7_35