Accession Number:

ADA210453

Title:

FAA Air Traffic Control Operations Concepts. Volume 5. ATCT/TCCC (airport Traffic Control Tower/Tower Control Computer Complex) Tower Controllers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES INC COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Report Date:

1988-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

729.0

Abstract:

This submission updates Volume V to the latest Acquisition Phase specification for Tower Control Computer Complex TCCC, and includes corrections and improvements as necessary. This volume is one of a series of operations concepts for the FAAs Advanced Automation System AAS. It describes how Tower controllers in the Airport Traffic Control Towers ATCT may perform their operational jobs in the full TCCC environment. TCCC functionality is assumed to be as described in the AAS System Level Specification, 28 August 1987. Separate analysis are presented for the three basic control positions Local Control, Ground Control. and Clearance DeliveryFlight Data. Included here are Composition Graphs, showing the logical flow of operational tasks performed in response to or anticipation of external Air Traffic Events a series of analyses of these tasks, including Task Information Requirements, Cognitive Sensory Attributes, and Performance Criteria a User Interface Language aggregation system input and output messages in a hierarchical organization decomposition of tasks to their constituent procedural elements traceability between tasks and supporting TCCC functionality and sample operational scenarios for each tower position. Data presented here are generated and maintained using the Computer-Human Operational Requirements Analysis System CHORAS. CHORAS includes an automated task data base, specialized graphing capabilities, and display and hard copy output features tailored to the needs of operations concept analysis. Keywords Federal Aviation Administration FAA.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE