Taxonomies of Measures in Air Traffic Control Research

This paper describes how the demands by airlines in recent years to move away from the constraints of the current air traffic control (ATC) system have prompted much research in two related avenues of human factors. The first is concerned with assessing the effects implementing advanced ATC concepts, such as Free Flight, on controller performance, whereas the second is concerned with determining how automated tools can help controllers ensure that this performance is not negatively affected by the implementation of such concepts themselves. In both instances, a systematic evaluation process is required to make such assessments. Such evaluations however, have traditionally proven to be an arduous task given the relative difficulty of selecting the appropriate performance measure to effectively answer the research question being addressed. This paper tackles this problem by providing an evolving taxonomy of ATC performance measures. The goal of providing this taxonomy is to help researchers more easily identify and apply the relevant measurement techniques during empirical investigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Human Factors Division, Institute of Aviation
    1 Airport Road
    Savoy, IL  United States  61874
  • Authors:
    • Rantanen, Esa M
    • Nunes, Ashley
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  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01342476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2011 10:52AM