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Definition of Situational awareness

Situational awareness Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aviation - English -
Situational awareness provides the pilots with information relative to the current surroundings, such as other aircraft or threats in the immediate area.
Situational awareness Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA) is the perception of environmental elements with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed, such as time, or some other variable, such as a predetermined event. It is also a field of study concerned with understanding of the environment critical to decision-makers in complex, dynamic areas from aviation, air traffic control, ship navigation, power plant operations, military command and control, and emergency services such as fire fighting and policing; to more ordinary but nevertheless complex tasks such as driving an automobile or riding a bicycle.

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