Accession Number : AD0779084

Title :   Human Factors Experiments for Data Link.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 4, Jun 72-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hilborn,Edwin H.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : Eight two-man crews of FAA/NAFEC test Pilots made four runs each in a GAT-2 simulator to evaluate four displays presenting short-message ATC commands and advisories. The counterbalanced experimental design was later replicated with eight crews of airline and ALPA pilots; and a single crew of AOPA pilots provided further data. Response-time measurements were taken with each display. This information was supplemented by a questionnaire administered to each crew member at the completion of his experimental runs. The use of a display limited to seven characters, or another employing a NIMO CRT was ruled out from further evaluation. Pilot opinion was generally favorable to the use of a display presenting three lines of seven LED characters each, and a linear display of 32 plasma characters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Data links, *Human factors engineering, Digital systems, Display systems, Cockpits, Message processing, Coding

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE