HUMAN FACTORS EXPERIMENTS FOR DATA LINK

One and two-man crews of general aviation pilots and two-man crews of FAA/NAFEC test pilots made a series of simulated flights in a GAT-2 simulator to evaluate various complements of I/O equipment for Data Link. In the earlier experiments in this series, uplink messages have been limited to short ATC commands and advisories, and downlink capabilities limited to simple 'Wilco' or 'Unable' responses. In the present experiment, complete uplink capability was provided, including ATIS, clearances and weather reports, and downlink capability was extended to permit generation of requests for a variety of information. Seven different combinations of devices were evaluated, the devices including a 16-character display for Short Message ATC (SMATC), a printer for longer ATC messages, a Voice Synthesizer (Vosyn), and two different Control and Downlink Units (CDU) varying in complexity and in capability for the repertoire of downlink messages which could be generated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report no. 4, dated Apr 74, AD-779 084.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hilborn, E H
    • Wisleder, R W
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-74-26 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM