CAPACITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPLICATIONS OF ENROUTE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AUTOMATION

This report documents the work performed by Stanford Research Institute (SRI) to evaluate controller productivity and capacity benefits potentially realizable from postulated evolution of enroute air traffic control (ATC) automation. This work focused on the workload limitations of human controllers and the effects on controllers of various automation applications to National Airspace System (NAS) Stage A3d.2 ATC. Empirical measurements of routine, surveillance, and conflict processing activities were used to develop workload models of control-team operations. These models are extensions of the Relative Capacity Estimating Process (RECEP) previously developed by SRI. They were used to assess the potential benefits of enhancements including an electronic tabular flight data display. The workload models were incorporated into the SRI Air Traffic Flow (ATF) network simulation model to assess the potential benefits of a computerized facility-level traffic flow control method termed planning control. (Author)

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    Stanford Research Institute

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Couluris, G J
    • Ratner, R S
    • Petracek, S J
    • Wong, P J
    • Ketchel, J M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-74-196 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA7oWA-2142
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM