Assessment of automation awareness

Hannu Karvonen, Marja Liinasuo, Jari Lappalainen

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Abstract

Automation awareness (AA) can be defined as user's conception of the utilized automation system's state in such a manner that enables the user to observe, control, and anticipate the process events mediated by automation. In this paper, we report a study where we utilized a customized simulation system to assess AA. The simulator included a process and automation model with emulated user interface displays for an emergency diesel generator system in a nuclear power plant. The results suggest that in addition to user-related factors, such as the users' automation-specific education, experience, and provided training, the quality of the automation system's user interface is a significant contributor to the development of AA; especially the digital presentation of the measurement values, graphical format of the values' status and their automation-related limits as well as illustrative trend displays seem to improve AA considerably.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomaatio XXI Proceedings
PublisherFinnish Society of Automation
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-952-5183-46-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventAutomaatio XXI - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 17 Mar 201518 Mar 2015

Publication series

SeriesSuomen automaatioseura. Julkaisusarja
Volume44

Seminar

SeminarAutomaatio XXI
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period17/03/1518/03/15

Keywords

  • automation awareness
  • situation awareness
  • assessment
  • emergency diesel generator
  • simulation

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    Karvonen, H., Liinasuo, M., & Lappalainen, J. (2015). Assessment of automation awareness. In Automaatio XXI Proceedings Finnish Society of Automation. Suomen automaatioseura. Julkaisusarja, Vol.. 44 https://www.automaatioseura.fi/site/assets/files/1550/f2015.pdf