Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2013, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (4): 634-641.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2013.00074

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Consensus intuitionistic fuzzy group decision-making method for aircraft cockpit display and control system evaluation

Tao Geng*, An Zhang, and Guangshan Lu   

  1. School of Electronics and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710129, China
  • Online:2013-08-21 Published:2010-01-03


A novel group decision-making (GDM) method based on intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs) is developed to evaluate the ergonomics of aircraft cockpit display and control system (ACDCS). The GDM process with four steps is discussed. Firstly, approaches are proposed to transform four types of common judgement representations into a unified expression by the form of the IFS, and the features of unifications are analyzed. Then, the aggregation operator called the IFSs weighted averaging (IFSWA) operator is taken to synthesize decision-makers’ (DMs’) preferences by the form of the IFS. In this operator, the DM’s reliability weights factors are determined based on the distance measure between their preferences. Finally, an improved score function is used to rank alternatives and to get the best one. An illustrative example proves the proposed method is effective to valuate the ergonomics of the ACDCS.