Means of Objectively Measuring Pilot Fatigue Levels
Means of Objectively Measuring Pilot Fatigue Levels

The objective of the research is to plan the tools and the tests, in real time, to objectively measure pilot fatigue levels. Fatigue in this context is described as "preparedness and ability to perform the required mission, prior to and during the flight".

The results of the research will combine a measuring device and a test, and both tools together will provide the pilot with personal data calibrated to his past performance, that will enable him to determine his level of fatigue according to a personal index.

The underlying principle for the research: When a pilot is tired, his behavior and level of cognitive function change, requiring more time and more effort. The research includes four stages:

First Stage: Collecting information – articles and studies from Israel and abroad.

Second Stage: Seeking questionnaires and methods of measuring (physiological or psychological) that are accessible to the pilot. These methods must enable the results to be measured easily and compared with the personal performance index of the examinee.

Third Stage: Development of the tools that will be chosen to measure and analyze the results, demonstrating the level of the pilot's fitness prior to and during flight.

Fourth Stage: To classify real-time feedback that measures the level of the pilot's personal fatigue, and to apply a counter-operational method to improve the pilot's level of fitness.

The study was performed by Mr. Yossi Shub. If you have any information that could assist him in his study please contact him by e-mail: shub10@013.net.il

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