Uebbing-Rumke, Maria and Gürlük, Hejar and Schulze-Kissing, Dirk (2012) Adaptive Automation Support for Time-Based Operations in ATC. 3rd International Air Transport & Operations Symposium ATOS, 18.06.-20.06.2012, Delft, Niederlande.
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Future Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) will have to monitor closely whether aircraft are compliant with given time constraints. This time-based guidance will be a new task compared to current operations where the timely precise adherence to flight plans is not a high priority. This additional requirement will produce new task loads, especially in approach control, where the main task of the ATCOs is to implement conflict-free optimized landing sequences with aircraft of different performance characteristics and wake vortex classes. It is anticipated that from medium traffic load on, the task load will increase to a level that ATCOs couldn’t cope without the use of decision support tools (DST). They may even be forced to delegate the time-constraint monitoring completely to the automation. In the DLR project Aviator II a usability study was conducted to evaluate an advanced arrival management system that behaved adaptive to the workload apperception of ATCOs. In three sessions a SME (subject matter expert) worked on a medium traffic scenario with the support of this adaptive DST. After a training and a test run, the SME filled out a usability questionnaire with a focus on the adaptive functioning. The paper describes the concept and implementation of the adaptive DST and summarizes first results regarding the potential benefits of such an innovative feature in a controller working position.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Adaptive Automation Support for Time-Based Operations in ATC|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-10|
|Keywords:||Adaptive Automation, Time-based operations in ATC, Human-Machine-Interfaces, Approach Control, 4D-CARMA|
|Event Title:||3rd International Air Transport & Operations Symposium ATOS|
|Event Location:||Delft, Niederlande|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||ATM and Operation|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||L - Effiziente Flugführung und Flugbetrieb (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Flight Control > Controller Assistance|
|Deposited By:||Kerstin Diederich|
|Deposited On:||02 Jul 2012 10:51|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2012 10:51|
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