A system has been developed that graphically re-creates the radar data recorded at En Route air traffic control (ATC) facilities. Each facility records data sent to the displays associated with the airspace under its control on a System Analysis Report (SAR) tape. SATORI (Situation Assessment Through Re-creation of Incidents) overlays the SAR data on the appropriate sector maps using map data from the Adaptation Control Environmental System (ACES) database. The analog switch display settings of the plan view display (PVD) are not recorded; however, subroutines have been written for SATORI that allow the display to be set up with the settings reported to have been used by a given controller. In addition, SATORI has the capability to display the high and low weather intensity that was displayed on a given PVD. All software routines written for SATORI use Open System Foundation (OSF) technology. Similar data to those available from En Route facilities are recorded at Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities and should allow for the development of a re-creation tool much like the one discussed in this report. Once SATORI is developed and evaluated, it will be possible to accomplish the goals of evaluating system designs, over-the-shoulder appraisals, training outcomes, procedures, airspace design, and measuring controller performance. Not only will the capabilities and features of SATORI provide those interested in air traffic with a valuable tool for assessing the dynamics of the air traffic situation, but additionally, and more importantly, the Agency will be in a better position to bring about effective change in future ATC systems.

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    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    Office of Aviation Medicine, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73128
  • Authors:
    • Rodgers, M D
    • Duke, D A
  • Publication Date: 1993-7


  • English

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  • Pagination: 14 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00666300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FAA-AM-93-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 1994 12:00AM