Accession Number : ADA303698

Title :   Plan View Display Baseline Research Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical note, Jan-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Galushka, J. ; Frederick, J. ; Mogford, R. ; Krois, P.

PDF Url : ADA303698

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The goal of this study was to provide baseline measurements of the current en route system consisting of the Host Computer System, the Plan View Display, and the Ml console. A set of measures were developed that related to Six high level operational constructs: Safety, Capacity, Performance, Workload, Usability, and System Fidelity. In order to collect data on these measures, an air traffic control simulation was completed, using Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZDC) airspace, controllers from ZOC, and a traffic scenario based on ZOC System and Analysis Recording (SAR) data. Objective measures were reduced from SAR and Amecom tapes. Subjective-data were collected using controller and observer questionnaires. Complete data were obtained for 22 measures and partial data were obtained for 5 measures. Summary measures were presented, in different levels of detail, for the overall simulation and by sector and specific time period. The data provided a meaningful representation of the radar operational position and a partial representation of the radar associate position. Several limitations and constraints on the data were discussed. Refinements to baseline measures and changes in methodology were recommended. It was also suggested, for future baseline studies, that additional simulation runs he completed. Advice was provided on using baseline data to make comparisons between systems.

Descriptors :   *HOST COMPUTERS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *ROUTING, *DATA DISPLAYS, SCENARIOS, OBSERVERS, SIMULATION, MEASUREMENT, POSITION(LOCATION), REPORTS, RADAR, BASE LINES, AIR SPACE, DATA ACQUISITION, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, WORKLOAD, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE