Impediments to and incentives for automation in the Air Force

@article{Sullivan2005ImpedimentsTA,
  title={Impediments to and incentives for automation in the Air Force},
  author={Jeffrey M. Sullivan},
  journal={Proceedings. 2005 International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2005. Weapons and Wires: Prevention and Safety in a Time of Fear. ISTAS 2005.},
  year={2005},
  pages={102-110}
}
  • Jeffrey M. Sullivan
  • Published 8 June 2005
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings. 2005 International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2005. Weapons and Wires: Prevention and Safety in a Time of Fear. ISTAS 2005.
The paper outlines a collection of impediments and incentives that has been influential in the adoption of automation technologies in the United States Air Force over the last century. I focus on technologies that replace the pilot or reduce his role in the operation of his aircraft. I conclude that pilot-replacing technologies are opposed, while performance augmenting technologies are welcomed as long as they keep the pilot at the center of the aircraft. Pushing towards the automation of… 

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