Accession Number : ADA210452


Title :   FAA Air Traffic Control Operations Concepts. Volume 4. TAAS (Terminal Advanced Automation System) Terminal Controllers


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES INC COLORADO SPRINGS CO


Personal Author(s) : Alexander, J R ; Alley, V L ; Ammerman, H L ; Fairhurst, W S ; Hostetler, C M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a210452.pdf


Report Date : 29 Jul 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 485


Abstract : The submission updates Volume IV to the latest Acquisition Phase specification for Terminal Advanced Automation System (TAAS), and includes corrections and improvements as necessary. This volume is one of a series of operations concepts for the FAA's Advanced Automation System (AAS). It describes how terminal controllers in TRACON facilities may perform their operational jobs in the Terminal Advanced Automation System (TAAS) environment. TAAS functionality is assumed to be as described in the AAS System Level Specification,28 August 1987. Included here are: Composition Graphs, showing the logical flow of operational tasks performed in response to or anticipation of external Air Traffic Events; a series of analyses of these tasks, including Task Information Requirements, Cognitive/Sensory Attributes, and Performance Criteria; a User Interface Language aggregating system input and output messages in a hierarchical organization; decomposition of tasks to their constituent procedural elements; traceability between tasks and supporting TAAS functionality; and sample operational scenarios for terminal positions. Data presented here are generated and maintained using the Computer-Human Operational Requirements Analysis System (CHORAS). CHORAS includes an automated task data base, specialized graphing capabilities, and display and hard copy output features tailored to the needs of operations concept analysis. Keywords: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Task analysis, Operational scenarios, Composition graphs, Man machine interface.


Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS , DATA BASES , INPUT , OUTPUT , SCENARIOS , REQUIREMENTS , JOBS , AUTOMATION , ORGANIZATIONS , ACQUISITION , SPECIFICATIONS , INTERFACES , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , LANGUAGE , USER NEEDS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , EXTERNAL , MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , HIERARCHIES , DECOMPOSITION , HARD COPY , INFORMATION PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE