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DB&A Defines Fatigue Modeling Tool Requirements for FAA

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DB&A delivered a set of software requirements for a shift work analysis tool to help the FAA conduct fatigue risk analysis of Air Traffic Organization (ATO) work schedules.  The requirements define desired functionality not currently available in an existing, well-validated bio-mathematical fatigue analysis software program.  DB&A will work together with the existing software owners and the FAA to manage the development, testing, implementation and use of the new software.  It is expected that the added functionality will enable the ATO to examine actual work schedules, and conduct "what if" analysis of planned schedules, to help reduce schedule impacts on worker alertness and performance.