BOSTON AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER (ARTCC) LIGHTING STUDY

The purpose of this project was to facilitate the viewing of flight data on plan view displays (PVD's) and the reading of other pertinent data in the ARTCC control room by air traffic controllers. This was accomplished by attenuating distracting light and reflections on the PVD face and increasing the ambient room lighting level. In implementing these objectives, the work consisted of modifying various parts of air traffic control (ATC) equipment in the assigned test area D of the control room. the lighting modifications were evaluated technically by Raytheon and were appraised by a survey, conducted by NAFEC, of the air traffic controllers. The package of modifications was well received by the controllers, but they considered it inadequate and desired more effective improvements. The results of the study indicate that discrete lighting modifications only partially solve the reflection/lighting problem. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also rept. no. FAA/RD-76-203, AD-A041 324.
  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, R H
    • Sulzer, R L
    • Kopala, A J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-13, FAA/RD-77-50
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2002 12:00AM