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IMPROVED EQUIPMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRACON ROOMS.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The report presents the results of a research project conducted to recommend environmental and hardware improvements for Terminal Radar Control TRACON Rooms. Through the use of laboratory techniques a simulated TRACON room was established to test environmental concepts and equipments. Field controllers opinions and recommendations, with those of the project members, were used as a basis for determining the advantages or disadvantages of particular equipments, their locations, and console modifications and configurations. Recommendations include Operating position arrangement concepts placement of auxiliary equipment and controls improved lighting techniques and information display devices and a new design for ATC TRACON room consoles. Author
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE