Methods for Examining Possible Effects of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) on Controller Performance

The Federal Aviation Administration is developing the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system to replace the legacy en route air traffic control automation system consisting of the Host Computer System, the Display System Replacement (DSR), and the User Request Evaluation Tool (URET). This technical note provides an analysis of major areas where new ERAM features may affect how controllers do their jobs. The authors describe test methodologies for examining these effects and corresponding metrics. The analysis examines the following categories of ERAM changes: (a) backup and redundancy capabilities; (b) Areas of Interest (AOIs) that increase flight data capabilities in ERAM; (c) differences between the legacy system and ERAM user interfaces (UIs); (d) the ERAM tracker; and (e) safety alerts. The authors also discuss two recommended test activities: a usage characteristics assessment and human-in-the-loop baseline simulations.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

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  • Authors:
    • Allendoerfer, Kenneth
    • Willems, Ben
    • Zingale, Carolina
    • Pai, Shantanu
  • Publication Date: 2006-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Note
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01524838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/TC-TN06/14
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2014 11:24AM