PhD student: Maxime Bardou
PhD supervisors: Catherine Letondal, Jean-Paul Imbert, Mickaël Causse
Date: 2020 – 2023
Currently, fight safety is ensured by the collaboration of at least two pilots in the cockpit. Thanks to progress in automation and telecommunication, aircraft manufacturers and aviation companies envision that a single pilot in the cockpit assisted by a pilot on the ground (i.e Single-Pilot Operation) could ensure fight operations while requiring less human resources. However, without appropriate collaboration tools, this situation of remote collaboration may lead to a degradation of the awareness of actions and attitudes between the two pilots (i.e. mutual awareness). To raise the issue of remote collaboration and mutual awareness, we reproduced a simulation of remote collaboration. This case study allowed us to raise awareness issues such as: context awareness, workspace awareness, etc. The next step of this thesis is to bring new design to improve mutual awareness.
Bardou, M., Letondal, C., Imbert, J. P., Causse, M., Bidegaimberry, M., Dubus, R., & Marcon, C. (2022). Redesigning systems for Single-Pilot Operations: the mutual awareness problem for remote crews. In Proceedings of 20th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET).