Thesis: Assessment of cognitive ergonomics for the Airborne Early Warning & Control system

Vacancies 21 October 2019

Closing date

31-Dec-2019

Location

Göteborg

Contact

Åsa Mårtensson [C] +46 (10) 2165107
Stefan Karnevi +46 (31) 7949055
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Thesis: Assessment of cognitive ergonomics for the Airborne Early Warning & Control system

Do you want to conduct a bachelor- or master thesis regarding assessment of mental workload, decision-making, human-computer interaction, work stress and how these relate to the human-system design of our Airborne Early Warning & Control system?

Your role

In the Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system, the operator needs to perform multiple tasks, use communication tools and simultaneously handle several different applications during a mission. In practice, this means that the operator is exposed to a high mental workload during certain periods of the mission.

In this thesis, you will assess the cognitive ergonomics for the AEW&C operator, such as e.g. mental workload, decision-making, human-computer interaction, work stress and how these relate to the human-system design.

The study shall summarize the cognitive ergonomics in regards to the work of the operator, and also suggest recommendations in how to address any problems detected. 

Tasks will include:

·       User interviews

·       User observations

·       Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA)

·       Questionnaire

·       NASA-TLX (Task Load Index)

·       ACTA (Applied Cognitive Task Analysis)

Your profile

To thrive in this role, you are a self-motivated person with great communication skills. You are structured and have a confident mindset enabling you to adapt to circumstances. You are either a student with major field of study from technical design, cognitive science and/or human factors.

Required skills:

·       Bachelor- or master degree student in technical design, cognitive science and/or human factors

·       Excellent communication skills in English, verbal and written

·       Skills regarding human-computer interaction design

·       Skills regarding cognitive science and psychology

Desired skills:

·       Skills in complex software systems

·       Aviation background/interest

What you will be part of
The thesis is preferable conducted by two students with similar or complementary educational background. You will be tutored by engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth. You will be part of System Design, AEW&C which is one of the units within Radar Solutions. The unit is responsible for the system design of AEW&C systems.

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