Accession Number : ADP001645

Title :   Factors Affecting in-Trail Following Using CDTI (Cockpit Display of Traffic Information),

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kelly,James R. ; Williams,David H.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A joint NASA-FAA program is being conducted to explore the potential benefits and liabilities of Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) for a broad range of applications. As part of this effort, piloted simulations have been conducted to determine the effect of various display parameters and separation criteria on terminal area in-trail following using CDTI. Both a conventional air carrier configuration, wherein the traffic data is presented on a centrally located weather radar scope, and an advanced configuration, where the data is superimposed on the primary navigation display, have been investigated. The scenarios employed have ranged from following a single lead aircraft to following multiple CDTI-equipped aircraft queues. This paper summarizes the results of these experiments and discusses their implications on the design and use of CDTI for in-trail separation.

Descriptors :   *Air traffic, *Display systems, Cockpits, Aircraft landings, Sequences, Pilots, Man machine systems, Cathode ray tube screens, Ground speed, Symbols, Noise, Range(Distance), Bearing(Direction), Separation, Air space, Self operation, Air traffic control systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE