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INFORMATION DISPLAY IN THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM. A COORDINATED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APPROACH,
FRANKLIN INST PHILADELPHIA PA LABS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
This paper presents a plan of attack on the problem of displays for use in advanced air traffic control systems. The method, known as CODE Controller Decision Evaluation, consists of the experimental comparison of display information and formats under conditions of scoreable static simulations. The experimental displays are simulations of radar scopes projected from film strips for multiple viewing. Independent variables are the type, amount, andor level of detail of information presented to the controller dependent variables are success in predicting conflictions andor delays. The technique makes it possible to assess the effectiveness of ATC Systems which as yet are only visualized, as well as of systems now being developed or in actual operation. Two experiments are reported utilizing the meth od. An experimental program is presented to study the effects of progressively advanced degrees of automated information processing upon controller decision-makA matrix is pre sented showing the steps to be taken for the orderly development of a fully automated system. The CODE experiments to be performed prior to the development of each level of automation, as indicated in the matrix, are discussed. Author
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