Automated En Route Air Traffic Control Algorithmic Specifications. Volume 4. Sector Workload Probe
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SERVICE
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This specification establishes design criteria for a Sector Workload Probe algorithm, which is part of the initial automation for the Advanced Automation System of the Federal Aviation Administrations Air Traffic Control System. This algorithm calculates measures related to workload. The algorithm takes into account a variety of measures. These measures include the following average aircraft count number of expected aircraft or airspace conflicts as generated by two other advanced automation algorithms, Flight Plan Conflict Probe and Airspace Probe a measure of actions which must be carried out by controllers a density measure and an overall measure. For every sector, each measure is projected for various time intervals of approximately 15 minutes up to about two hours in the future. An Area Supervisor or Area Manager may, at any time, request a display of the current and projected workload measures for a specified sector or set of sectors. Also, the Area Supervisor may monitor selected sectors to determine if certain measures exceed or fall below thresholds that he or she specifies.
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