Accession Number : ADP001648

Title :   Air Traffic Control of Simulated Aircraft with and without Cockpit Traffic Displays,


Personal Author(s) : Chappell,Sheryl L. ; Kreifeldt,John G.

Report Date : JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A cockpit display of traffic information is a display showing the pilot the position of other aircraft relative to his or her aircraft position. The display may include other information such as, ground speed and altitude of the other aircraft and navigational information. This and other studies explore the effects on safe and efficient air traffic flow associated with the use of a CDTI. When the CDTI becomes available, it is likely that air carrier operators will be among the first to make use of this traffic information. General aviation (GA) aircraft will typically be much less likely to invest in this type of display. This creates a variety of capabilities within the air traffic control system. In this simulation there was a combination of aircraft types: general aviation single engine aircraft flown by GA pilots and air carrier aircraft flown by line pilots with a mix of CDTI capabilities. This study examines the effects of the aircraft type and the use of the cockpit display of traffic information on air traffic control.

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, Commercial aircraft, Mixing, Simulation, Air traffic, Display systems, Air space, Separation, Sequences, Air traffic controllers, Pilots, Approach, Aircraft landings, Voice communications, Aviation safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE