Accession Number : ADA289649

Title :   Situation Awareness Information Requirements for En Route Air Traffic Control.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Endsley, Mica R. ; Rodgers, Mark D.

PDF Url : ADA289649

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Situation awareness is presented as a fundamental requirement for effective air traffic control, forming the basis for controller decision making and performance. To develop a better understanding of the role of situation awareness in air traffic control, an analysis was performed to determine the specific situation awareness information requirements for air traffic control. This was conducted as a goal-directed task analysis in which the major goals, subgoals, decisions and associated situation awareness information requirements for En Route Air Traffic Control (ATC) were delineated based on elicitation from eight experienced Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCSs). This effort was supported by available task analyses and video-tapes of simulated ATC tasks. A determination of the major situation awareness information requirements for En Route ATC was developed from this analysis, providing a foundation for future system development which seeks to enhance controller situation awareness and provides a basis for the development of situation awareness measures for air traffic control.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AVIATION SAFETY, REQUIREMENTS, DECISION MAKING, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMMERCIAL AVIATION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, CIVIL AVIATION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, COLLISION AVOIDANCE, AWARENESS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Administration and Management
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE