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.
Planar CorporationAlexandria, VA USA
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Jenny, L L
- Lawrence, K A
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Pagination: 81 p.
- TRT Terms: Advanced automation system (Air traffic control); Air traffic control; Air traffic controllers; Automation; Deployment; Human machine systems; Innovation; Labor market; Management; Management information systems; Operations; Reviews; Systems analysis; Traffic surveillance
- Old TRIS Terms: Concepts; Management methods
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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