An Experimental Study of Human Performance in Controlling Micro Air Vehicles in Turbulent Environment

Chen, T, Clothier, R, Mohamed, A and Badawy, R 2014, 'An Experimental Study of Human Performance in Controlling Micro Air Vehicles in Turbulent Environment', in Arvind Sinha, Bob Fampton (ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Unmanned Systems Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15-16 December 2014, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title An Experimental Study of Human Performance in Controlling Micro Air Vehicles in Turbulent Environment
Author(s) Chen, T
Clothier, R
Mohamed, A
Badawy, R
Year 2014
Conference name Fourth Australasian Unmanned Systems Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 15-16 December 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Unmanned Systems Conference
Editor(s) Arvind Sinha, Bob Fampton
Publisher Australian Association for Unmanned Systems
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract This paper presents the results from a preliminary study of the remote pilot workload in the manual control of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) in turbulence. Motion was constrained to the roll axis, and repeatable turbulence conditions were provided using a wind tunnel. Subjective and performance-based measurements of workload are reported across the population of 38 participants. Participants described the task as temporally and mentally demanding. Prior experience in the remote control of aircraft and regular use of computer games were identified as statistically significant factors contributing to small differences in performance. Further study exploring individual performance is needed.
Subjects Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
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