Flashcards in Human Factors Deck (6)
What can affect Human performance?
Basic Work Needs
What is the definition of a system?
A complex whole, set of connecting things or parts, organised body of things.
What are the two types of information?
Flight level, height, speed, heading,
location & manoeuvres – generally expressed digitally
& presented on displays.
dealing with reliability, validity &
trustworthiness – based on how it is sensed, its
frequency of updating, its accuracy, its precision, the
kinds of error, failure or degradation & the means to
detect & compensate for such sources of poor quality.
What is communication?
A two stage process which includes first the transmission and then the reception of information
What is fatigue and how can it be overcome?
What is fatigue?
A condition reflecting inadequate
rest, can be acute, chronic or mental
What are the causes?
Disturbed rhythms; demanding tasks;
cumulative effects; stress
How can it be overcome?
Sleep; increasing physical fitness (related to mental
performance and health)