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VOD-CA – Testing a Velocity-Obstacle based Display for Collision Avoidance in Aviation

Nagler, Ursa Katharina Johanna and Manske, Peer and Sachse, Pierre and Nitzschner, Marco Michael and Martini, Markus and Furtner, Marco (2014) VOD-CA – Testing a Velocity-Obstacle based Display for Collision Avoidance in Aviation. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014. AHFE 2014, 19.-23. Jul. 2014, Krakau, Polen.

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Abstract

Aircraft separation and systems for its support are one of the most important fields in aviation research. ACAS/TCAS gives an evidence of other aircraft around, but it does not show how other airplanes will fly regarding the ownship. A Velocity-Obstacle based Display for Collision Avoidance (VOD-CA) shall assist pilots to avoid conflicts by recognizing them early. Because there is velocity space represented but without spatial reference, potential problems in handling could occur. For that reason, VOD-CA and its comprehension were tested. We linked the understanding of VOD-CA to common measures of intelligence. It is assumed that spatial thinking might play a role, because even though velocity space is different to the familiar areal space, it might still require similar abilities to comprehend. Furthermore, we hypothesized that numerical memory is linked to the understanding, because there are several numbers shown on the display, which are important to understand the information given. Besides, we thought that there will be an interaction with visual-spatial intelligence because of the type of representation. While some expected interactions were observed there was no evidence that spatial thinking is neither helpful nor obstructive in understanding velocity space. Most participants could handle VOD-CA well and resolved potential conflicts before they occurred.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94768/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:VOD-CA – Testing a Velocity-Obstacle based Display for Collision Avoidance in Aviation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Nagler, Ursa Katharina JohannaUniversität InnsbruckUNSPECIFIED
Manske, PeerPeer.Manske (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sachse, PierreUniversität InnsbruckUNSPECIFIED
Nitzschner, Marco MichaelUniversität InnsbruckUNSPECIFIED
Martini, MarkusUniversität InnsbruckUNSPECIFIED
Furtner, MarcoUniversität InnsbruckUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Ahram, T.UNSPECIFIED
Karkowski, W.UNSPECIFIED
Marek, T.UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:Aviation, Human Factors, Velocity-Obstacles, Collision Avoidance, Deconflicting, Display
Event Title:AHFE 2014
Event Location:Krakau, Polen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-23. Jul. 2014
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 - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Manske, Peer
Deposited On:28 Jan 2015 12:38
Last Modified:28 Jan 2015 12:38

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