The Controller/Computer Interface with an Air-Ground Data Link. Volume II.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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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. 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. Subject to follow-on testing of a more operational nature, it was concluded that a data link channel efficiently augments the voice channel, the value increasing as the percentage of data link aircraft increases.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Voice Communications