HUMAN FACTORS EXPERIMENTS FOR DATA LINK

Eight two-man crews of FAA/NAFEC test Pilots made four runs each in a GAT-2 simulator to evaluate four displays presenting short-message ATC commands and advisories. The counterbalanced experimental design was later replicated with eight crews of airline and ALPA pilots; and a single crew of AOPA pilots provided further data. Response-time measurements were taken with each display. This information was supplemented by a questionnaire administered to each crew member at the completion of his experimental runs. The use of a display limited to seven characters, or another employing a NIMO CRT was ruled out from further evaluation. Pilot opinion was generally favorable to the use of a display presenting three lines of seven LED characters each, and a linear display of 32 plasma characters. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Aug 73, AD-765 340.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Hilborn, E H
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 115 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-74-5 Intrm. Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM