Human Factors Experiments for Data Link.
Interim rept. no. 5, May-Aug 74,
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS
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One and two-man crews of general aviation pilots and two-man crews of FAANAFEC test pilots made a series of simulated flights in a GAT-2 simulator to evaluate various complements of IO equipment for Data Link. In the earlier experiments in this series, uplink messages have been limited to short ATC commands and advisories, and downlink capabilities limited to simple Wilco or Unable responses. In the present experiment, complete uplink capability was provided, including ATIS, clearances and weather reports, and downlink capability was extended to permit generation of requests for a variety of information. Seven different combinations of devices were evaluated, the devices including a 16-character display for Short Message ATC SMATC, a printer for longer ATC messages, a Voice Synthesizer Vosyn, and two different Control and Downlink Units CDU varying in complexity and in capability for the repertoire of downlink messages which could be generated.
- Air Navigation and Guidance