THE CONTROLLER/COMPUTER INTERFACE WITH AN AIR-GROUND DATA LINK. VOLUME II

A dynamic simulation study was conducted to determine the display techniques and operating procedures that best enable an air traffic controller to work in a mixed voice/digital communications environment. The study focused on the benefits that might accrue to ground-based automatic control through further automation of the controller's communication tasks. A simplified version of the ARTS III Metering and Spacing system was used to assess the controller's communication task when automatically generated control commands were transmitted to voice link or to data link-equipped aircraft in terminal approach traffic. Subject to follow-on testing of a more operational nature, it was concluded that a data link channel efficiently augments the voice channel, the value increasing as the percentage of data link aircraft increases.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Sep 75, AD-A017 086.
  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  United States 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Rossiter, S
    • Wiseman, R
    • Connelly, M
    • MORGAN, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-Z1-II Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-133-2
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM