Human-in-the-Loop Simulation for Airway Facilities Operations

Todd R. Truitt

The author describes an Airway Facilities (AF) simulator for human-in-the-loop research and training. The AF simulator is a flexible, self-contained system. A simuator of this type and complexity is unique in the realm of human-in-theloop simulation. It can be used as a platform for scientific research in human factors concepts, testing and validation of behavioral and performance measures, and as a potential training tool. The self-contained nature of the simulator allows for increased experimental control of research and generalizability of results. Because the system is selfcontained, it is portable. This document provides an overview of the system components that comprise the AF simulator. The author proposes various performance and behavioral measures and discusses the potential for use of the AF simulator as a training platform.

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