IMPLICATIONS OF AUTOMATION FOR OPERATING AND STAFFING AN ADVANCED AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The role of the air traffic controller in future system operations is expected to be substantially affected by the introduction of new automated features. The number of human operators needed to man the system will almost certainly decrease as machines assume a greater share of the workload. Equally important, the delegation of more tasks to automated devices will also bring about a fundamental change in the nature of man's participation in air traffic control. A 1971-1973 study advanced a system concept in which most surveillance, control and communication tasks would be assigned to machine elements. This report, in support of the study, examines the implications of a high level of automation in terms of manpower requirements and operational procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planar Corporation

    Alexandria, VA  United States 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Jenny, L L
    • Lawrence, K A
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TS-7989, DOT-TS-8402
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM