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Concept of an Adaptive Augmented Vision Based Assistance System for Air Traffic Control Towers

Gürlük, Hejar (2016) Concept of an Adaptive Augmented Vision Based Assistance System for Air Traffic Control Towers. In: DASC 2016 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference. 35th DASC Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 25. - 29. September 2016, Sacramento, CA, USA.

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel concept towards future tower air traffic control operations in order to tackle the known “head-down vs. head-up problem”. A possible solution to the mentioned problem could be an augmented-vision based assistance system projecting air traffic data into the real outside view of the tower controller. However, there are also technical limitations and unsolved ergonomic issues regarding untailored information presentation, over-cluttering, ambiguous display symbology, latency, non-collimated view etc. This paper will present the conceptual framework for an envisioned assistance system for air traffic control towers that fuses adaptive information management with augmented vision. The concept constitutes the fundament of the future prototype development. Based on a multidimensional adaptive automation model which is described in this paper, the assistance system monitors both the operational environment and the ATCO behaviour. The assistance system then adapts its information content and mode of interaction accordingly following the premise to display the right (amount of) information at the right time. The paper will also illustrate the first conceptual designs that were presented to several active ATCOs and their feedback to it. The proposed system architecture for a wearable head-up display for the tower environment and the potential benefits and challenges of the envisioned assistance system will be described as well. The paper concludes with on-going activities and necessary steps for future work.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113767/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Concept of an Adaptive Augmented Vision Based Assistance System for Air Traffic Control Towers
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gürlük, Hejarhejar.guerluek (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Journal or Publication Title:DASC 2016 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:augmented vision; adaptive systems; integrated information management; air traffic control towers
Event Title:35th DASC Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Event Location:Sacramento, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25. - 29. September 2016
Organizer:IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Diederich, Kerstin
Deposited On:23 Oct 2017 17:51
Last Modified:23 Oct 2017 17:51

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