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Analysis of Complexity Evolution Management and Human Performance Issues in Commercial Aircraft Automation Systems

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dc.contributor.author Vakil, Sanjay S.
dc.contributor.author Hansman, R. John
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-30T19:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-30T19:38:15Z
dc.date.issued 2000-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37310
dc.description.abstract Autoflight systems in the current generation of aircraft have been implicated in several recent incidents and accidents. A contributory aspect to these incidents may be the manner in which aircraft transition between differing behaviours or “modes.” The current state of aircraft automation was investigated and the incremental development of the autoflight system was tracked through a set of aircraft to gain insight into how these systems developed. This process appears to have resulted in a system without a consistent global representation. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grants NAG1-1581 and NAG-1-1857. Support was also provided by FAA and NASA Grant FAA-95-G-017. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ICAT-2000-3 en
dc.subject Autoflight systems en
dc.subject accidents en
dc.subject automation en
dc.subject air transportation en
dc.title Analysis of Complexity Evolution Management and Human Performance Issues in Commercial Aircraft Automation Systems en
dc.type Technical Report en


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