Accession Number : ADA294117

Title :   Evaluation of Synthetic Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) Messages.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Rehmann, Albert ; Schaffer, Margaaret

PDF Url : ADA294117

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report describes an evaluation of the effectiveness of synthetic voice Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) messages in a simulated environment. The evaluation was conducted by ARINC and CTA, Incorporated, for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center under contract DTFAO3-94-Q-00022. The evaluation consisted of a flight demonstration in the General Aviation Trainer (GAT) simulator at the FAA Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ. The demonstration had the following objectives: (1) Evaluate synthetic voice messages using subjective measures of speed, clarity and intelligibility, and overall quality, and (2) Compare the pilots' responses to the synthetic voice messages with their responses to human voice messages. These objectives were achieved by evaluating subjective and objective measures collected from the pilots and cockpit observers during the flight demonstration.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, *MESSAGE PROCESSING, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, VELOCITY, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, OBSERVERS, ENVIRONMENTS, COCKPITS, TRAINING DEVICES, DEMONSTRATIONS, FLIGHT, RESPONSE, DATA LINKS, INTELLIGIBILITY, COMMUNICATION TERMINALS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE