Study of Reduction of Glare, Reflection, Heat and Noise Transfer in Air Traffic Control Tower Cab Glass
Final rept. 16 Apr-31 Oct 1971
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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The results of a study to formulate methods to reduce the glare, reflections and heat and noise transmission of the glass area of ATCT cabs are described. As a result of field surveys of various ATCT cabs, consultation with glass manufacturers, and technical report searches, several recommendations to reduce the foregoing disturbances were submitted. Practical factors considered include the shape of the cab, tilt angle of cab glass, type of glass, heating and air conditioning requirements, window fogging, and environmental noise. A cost versus benefit model has been made for evaluating the effect of glare and reflections on controller tasks in a simulated ATCT cab environment.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems