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Test scenarios for rare events.  (2003)
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"During testing of cockpit systems and displays, a frequent objective is to evaluate a system’s ability to maintain the pilot's “situation awareness” (SA). That maintenance of situation awareness is critical to flight safety is a truism. While SA is, no doubt, required for pilots and other crewmembers to make correct operational decisions, it has been difficult to identify precise objective test criteria.

The approach taken is to compare experimental studies over the past several years with various human error models. This review shows four different experimental approaches to rare event test and evaluation. These match up well with the various situation awareness and human error taxonomies. Several proposed test plans are reviewed and changes in the scenarios made to match the appropriate human error model. The goal is to develop experimental scenarios that will yield suitable data and, at the same time, make efficient use of experimental facilities."
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Newman, R.L. and Foyle, D.C. (2003). Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 873-882. Dayton, OH: Wright State University.
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