Data Communications Segment 2 Airport Traffic Control Tower Human-in-the-Loop Simulation.

This technical report provides a brief literature review of previous research on air traffic control concepts relevant to the Data Communications (Data Comm) program and examines the use of digital-taxi (D-Taxi) clearances for departure aircraft under three levels of data link equipage (Voice Only vs. 40% Data Comm vs. 75% Data Comm). Sixteen current controllers participated in a high-fidelity, human-in-the-loop simulation to assess the potential effects of D-Taxi on controller communications, workload, and performance. The authors collected measures of airport system efficiency and usability measures for the Tower Operations Digital Data System that enabled the D-Taxi functions and taxiway conformance monitoring. The authors examined the specific effects of taxi conformance monitoring and a complete data link system failure in an additional exploratory scenario. This report provides a detailed set of results and recommendations for future research and requirements generation that the Federal Aviation Administration should consider when implementing the Data Comm Segment 2 concepts.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/TC-10/05
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2014 1:07PM