Accession Number:

ADA126342

Title:

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. Developmental Simulation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1981-Apr 82,

Corporate Author:

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

191.0

Abstract:

This report describes one of a series of studies being conducted to develop the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS. The purpose of this study was to investigate display technology appropriate for the presentation of TCAS information on both conventional and advanced flight decks. The specific objectives of this study phase were to 1 Evaluate the alerting effectiveness of candidate TCAS display concepts 2 Determine the variability of including a caution level alert TA that would precede the warning RA 3 Identify minimum information requirement for the RA and TA and 4 Select a TCAS display concept to be used in the operational simulation. In the tests, experienced transport pilots were presented TCAS alerts while flying a transport simulator. Their responses to the alerts were recorded as were their opinions about the system. Display characteristics are presented with a heavy reliance being put on the recommendation in Aircraft Alerting System Standardization Study.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE