Ottawa Student Chapter of the SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation)

SCS Student Chapter Seminars

Can a Single Crew Control Multiple UAVs? Assessing UAV Interface Designs in a Synthetic Environment


Dr. Chris M. Herdman

Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology

Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Visualization and Simulation (VSIM)

Head, Advanced Cognitive Engineering (ACE) Lab

Carleton University



Research Partners:

Dr. Ming Ho

DRDC Toronto


Dr. Matthew Brown

Postdoctoral Fellow

Advanced Cognitive Engineering (ACE) Lab


Mr. Robert Kobierski

Human Factors Engineering Division

CMC Electronics


When? Wednesday, April 12th 2006, 5:00 pm

Where? Room 2014, Minto Centre, Carleton University.


I will review a recent joint GOC, Industry, Academia project in which highly-trained CP140 Aurora tactical crew were required to fly and control multiple UAVs in a simulated coastal patrol mission.  The simulated mission was conducted using a high-fidelity synthetic environment.  The impact of an automated (adaptive) interface on crew performance, workload and situation awareness was assessed.



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