Accession Number : ADA295027

Title :   Convention of the TRACON Operations Concepts Database into a Formal Sentence Outline Job Task Taxonomy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers, Mark D. ; Drechsler, Gena K.

PDF Url : ADA295027

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : FAA Air Traffic Control Operations Concepts Volume VIII: TRACON Controllers (1989) developed by CTA, Inc., a technical description of the duties of a TRACON air traffic control specialist (ATCS), formatted in User Interface Language, was restructured into a hierarchical formal sentence outline. To ensure that none of the meaning associated with a task or task element was lost during the conversion, the revised document was reviewed by subject matter experts (SMEs) consisting of four groups of six TRACON controllers and four quality assurance managers. SMEs looked for words, phrases, or acronyms not commonly used by TRACON controllers, and illogical sequencing of duties described in the document. Appropriate suggestions for change were implemented into the document before the next review. Six- hundred seventy-one changes were made to the document, with only seven of these changes made during the final review, confirming that an improved document resulted from the research. The restructured document is intended to assist in the identification of situation awareness information requirements. However, an easily understood, detailed description of duties performed by a TRACON ATCS has potential not only for use by researchers interested in TRACON ATCS tasks, but also by quality assurance investigation teams and training personnel.

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, REQUIREMENTS, TRAINING, INTERFACES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), LANGUAGE, USER NEEDS, WORDS(LANGUAGE), MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL, QUALITY ASSURANCE, SPECIALISTS, AWARENESS, TAXONOMY, INFORMATION PROCESSING, ABBREVIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE