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Computer Sciences, *human – machine relations
Mental workload of a pilot, in short workload, depends on various characteristics of different accumulated tasks on the flight deck. Exogenous task demands and endogenous supply of attentional or information processing resources determine workload . Performance is expect to drop if the demand exceeds the available resources of the pilot. Expertise and experience modulate the endogenous sup- ply of resources like perceiving, updating memory, planing, making a decision, and executing and processing a response. Subsequently, workload manifests in performance variables, subjective experience, and physiological parameters . This is how we can summarize workload very brie y to introduce a model of RCO, also referred to as single-pilot operations (SPO), in commercial aviation.
Schmid, D. (2017). A workload-centered perspective on reduced crew operations in commercial aviation. H-Workload 2017: The first international symposium on human mental workload, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, June 28-30. doi:10.21427/D78S6W isbn:9781900454637 (vol)