Human Factor Considerations in the Implementation of IVHM
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) offers information on how human factors should be considered when developing and implementing IVHM capabilities for both military and civil fixed wing aircraft. These considerations will cover the perception, analysis, and action taken by the flight crew and the maintenance personnel in response to outputs from the IVHM system. These outputs would be onboard realtime for the flight crew and post flight for maintenance. This document is not intended to be a guideline; it is intended to provide information that should be considered when designing and implementing future IVHM systems.
Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM) capabilities are increasingly being implemented, in whole or in part, on aerospace fixed-wing vehicles. These capabilities furnish diagnostic and prognostic information regarding the vehicle state. The information provided to the human in the loop should be unequivocal with clear instructions to avoid unexpected and potentially dangerous situations. This document provides information concerning human factors and safety considerations regarding future IVHM systems. The information in this SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is also intended to be of assistance to IVHM design engineers by providing illustrative examples of real-life catastrophic events which could have been mitigated by elements of an IVHM capability.