Accession Number:

AD0749280

Title:

Simulator Evaluation of Pilot Assurance Derived from an Airborne Traffic Situation Display.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 71-28 Feb 72 on Phase I,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

An extensive series of tests were run on a transport cockpit simulation facility to evaluate the pilot assurance value of airborne displays used as traffic situation monitors in high-density terminal airspace. The twenty professional pilots employed as subjects were exposed to a set of typical normal and abnormal terminal approach situations. Their level of assurance was determined from their detailed knowledge of each situation, measured by stop-action quizzes, and the ability to detect conflicts. Workload or the degree of difficulty the pilots experienced in acquiring relevant information about the situation was also regarded as a component of assurance. Specific problem areas emphasized in the test scenarios were simultaneous approaches to closely-spaced parallel runways, blunder detection and resolution, and providing a picture for the pilot when discrete address data links replace current ATC party-line communications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE