Human Factors

The Human Factors department focuses on the design of advanced human-machine interfaces for aviation operators such as pilots and air traffic controllers.

Design solutions are based on principles of human-centred automation and tested in simulations as well as in field trials to ensure that they exploit and support the cognitive performance of the operator in order to ultimately support the maintenance of situation awareness particularly in critical off-routine situations.

The comprehensive and integrative implementation of design solutions has to go beyond individual human-machine cooperation and must aim at an improved cooperation between all team players including flight-deck and ground systems as well as the human operators involved.

Marcus Biella
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Flight Guidance
, Human Factors
Tel: +49 531 295-2001

Fax: +49 531 295-2550

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