Volume – 2 Issue – 1 Article – 4

Overview of Studies on the Cognitive Workload of the Air Traffic Controller

Ebru Yazgan 1, Erdi Sert 2 , Deniz Şimşek 3

1 Eskisehir Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Eskisehir Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Eskisehir, Turkey
3 Eskisehir Technical University, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Eskisehir, Turkey

F IJAST 2021; 2 (1) :DOI: 10.23890/IJAST.vm02is01.0104; Language: EN

Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) will be the branch that will have the most impact on the air transport system. The duty of ATCOs is to prevent the collision of airplanes in the air provided by the controllers on the ground and overcome the possible confusion. Being exposed to a very high cognitive workload of ATCOs, one of the high-risk occupational groups, is important in terms of flight safety. However, it has been observed that studies on the differences in cognitive workload that may occur between experienced and inexperienced ATCO under different task difficulties are quite insufficient in the literature. This study presents research studies on cognitive workload measurement methods and ATCO’s cognitive workload. In this study, the importance of determining the cognitive workload and its measurement methods is explained. In addition, literature studies related to the cognitive workload of ATCOs, particularly by using eye tracker, are presented.

Cognitive Workload
Air Traffic Controller
Eye Monitoring Devicey

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