Enhancing the Human-Machine Interface: An Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Using the System Usability Scale (SUS)

  • Ivan de Souza Rehder ITA
  • Andrew Sarmento ITA
  • Ana Carolina Russo ITA
  • Moacyr Machado Cardoso Junior ITA
  • Emilia Villani ITA


This study assessed the usability of an Interactive System for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) using the System Usability Scale (SUS). A simulation-based experiment involved 24 pilots with varying experience levels. Results showed an average SUS score of 67.4, indicating reasonably positive usability perception. Participants without prior piloting or aeronautical experiences scored lower, while those with military or technical backgrounds scored higher. These findings highlight the importance of considering user backgrounds for effective UAS control and offer insights for usability improvements.


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REHDER, Ivan de Souza; SARMENTO, Andrew; RUSSO, Ana Carolina; CARDOSO JUNIOR, Moacyr Machado; VILLANI, Emilia. Enhancing the Human-Machine Interface: An Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Using the System Usability Scale (SUS). In: PÔSTERES E DEMONSTRAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE FATORES HUMANOS EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (IHC), 22. , 2023, Maceió/AL. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 84-88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/ihc_estendido.2023.233145.