Accession Number:

ADA017086

Title:

The Controller/Computer Interface with an Air-Ground Data Link. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Aug 74,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A dynamic simulation study was conducted to determine the display techniques and operating procedures that best enable an air traffic controller to work in a mixed voicedigital communications environment. The study focused on the benefits that might accrue to ground-based automatic control through further automation of the controllers communication tasks. The simulation was performed at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center as a joint effort with the Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center. A simplified version of the ARTS III Metering and Spacing system was used to assess the controllers communication task when automatically generated control commands were transmitted to voice link or to data link-equipped aircraft in terminal approach traffic. Subjectto follow-on testing of a more operational nature, it was concluded that a data link channel efficiently augments the vo ice channel, the value increasing as the percentage of data link aircraft increases.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Hardware
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE