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Adaptive Automation Support for Time-Based Operations in ATC

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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Abstract

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
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Uebbing-Rumke, MariaMaria.Uebbing@dlr.de
Gürlük, HejarHejar.Guerluek@dlr.de
Schulze-Kissing, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2012
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-10
Status:Published
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
Event Dates:18.06.-20.06.2012
Organizer:TU Delft
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)
Location: Braunschweig
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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