WHAT ARE THE AUTOMATION AND ERGONOMIC PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED ATC CAPACITY?

It is suggested that the maintenance of the necessary levels of safety, regularity and economy of civil aviation flights may be achieved by increasing the functional productivity and reliability of those elements in the system where the human operator (air traffic controller) participated in the air traffic planning and control process. Experimental studies that have led to a mathematical relationship between controller workload and the number of aircraft under positive control at a given time are described. The effects of automation and the new duties created by automation are considered. The assessment of the performance of controllers, and the varying of controller efficiency levels over a work period is also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Kuznetsov, M I
    • Karlov, V F
    • Linov, V G
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 32-35
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM