Accession Number:

AD0750939

Title:

The Air Traffic Controller's Contribution to ATC(Air Traffic Control) System Capacity in Manual and Automated Environments. Volume 1: Summary Report

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 2 Jun 1971-Jun 1972

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Volume I contains sufficient background material to put the work in perspective, summarizes the methodology used, and presents the study findings and implications for effective automation, as well as quantative capacity estimates and predictions. The methodology is based on a technique called the Relative Capacity Estimating Process RECEP, developed to assess the implications of controller judgmental factors and decision processes for attainable capacity at several levels of automation. RECEP incorporates a technique of sector operational measurement that includes video recording and structured controller interviews. The technique has been applied to various types of transition, terminal interface, and en route sector operations in several FAA facilities. Results obtained include capacity estimates, for each of the airspace sectors studied, as operated at present and at several future levels of automation.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE