Simultaneous Task Workload Modelling of a Seahawk Crew Flying with UAVs

Riley Tonc


This paper describes the background and methods used to determine if it is possible
for an RAN aircraft crew conduction ASW missions to fly both their aircraft and UAVs
concurrently. The program IPME provided the means to simulate the mission through a
task timeline and collect VACP values for the workload of the crew members. It was
determined that, whilst during normal ASW conduct, it was only possible for a threeperson
crew to conduct their mission whilst also maintaining control over a single UAV.
All other arrangements exceeded the theoretical workload limit and as such were
deemed too demanding on the crew members.

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