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Please have a Look here: Successful Guidance of Air Traffic Controller's Attention

Ohneiser, Oliver and Gürlük, Hejar and Jauer, Malte-Levin and Szöllősi, Ádám and Balló, Dóra (2019) Please have a Look here: Successful Guidance of Air Traffic Controller's Attention. 9th SESAR Innovation Days, 2019-12-02 - 2019-12-05, Athen, Griechenland.

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Keeping the operator's attention on the right spot of the situation data display is one of the key factors to successfully guide air traffic. However, this becomes particularly difficult with complex and dense traffic situations displayed on larger screens. This paper describes our developed prototypic attention guidance (AG) system for air traffic controllers (ATCO). This system uses eye-tracking as an input of the ATCO's current attention. Different attention guidance was implemented for specific air traffic control (ATC) events such as handover and conflict alerts. Hereby, different visual cues are presented step-wise within various levels of escalation in case the ATCO did not pay attention to ATC events. The AG system was tested in human-in-the-loop validation trials with five ATCOs. The simulated Hungarian Flight-Centric airspace was chosen as a test-case. The validation trials revealed promising results for the Solution CWP with AG functionality. ATCOs reported less workload and improved situation awareness with the Solution CWP than with the Baseline CWP. In addition to that, increased acceptance and confidence with the Solution system were also reported. ATCOs felt strongly supported by our robust and smoothly interacting attention guidance system encouraging further development of our prototype towards operational use.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130669/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Please have a Look here: Successful Guidance of Air Traffic Controller's Attention
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ohneiser, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-691XUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Air Traffic Controller; Attention Guidance; Controller Working Position; Human Machine Interface; Eye-Tracking; Visual Cues; Flight-Centric Air Traffic Control
Event Title:9th SESAR Innovation Days
Event Location:Athen, Griechenland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 December 2019
Event End Date:5 December 2019
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 (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Ohneiser, Oliver
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 09:33
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:34

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