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Comparison of Air Traffic Controller Display Techniques for Reaching Target Times at Significant Waypoints

Ohneiser, Oliver and Ahlstrom, Vicki and Tracy, Kevin and Williams, Brett (2018) Comparison of Air Traffic Controller Display Techniques for Reaching Target Times at Significant Waypoints. In: 2018 IEEE/AIAA 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), pp. 1092-1101. 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 23.-27. Sep. 2018, London, Großbritannien. ISBN 978-1-5386-4112-5

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Abstract

With the introduction of a time-based air traffic control approach, new display techniques are necessary to support controllers. This is especially true for ensuring compliance with aircraft target times at significant waypoints. In this paper, five different visual aids were examined in a smallscale, reduced complexity study: Slot Marker, Time-ToGain/Lose, Timeline, TargetWindow, and a Baseline display. Sixteen study participants had to manage aircraft to arrive at waypoints on schedule. Simulation results showed that participants performed worst using no visual aid at all. Based on questionnaire responses, the Slot Marker display was most intuitive and easy to use. Measured performance parameters show that high time accuracy goes along with greater numbers of given commands. However, multiple commands cause inefficient flight trajectories due to speed adjustments. Therefore, a tradeoff between high time accuracy and low economically reasonable command rates is necessary for visual aids in air traffic control.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97968/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Best of Session (HF-E: Air Traffic Control & Flight Planning) Award
Title:Comparison of Air Traffic Controller Display Techniques for Reaching Target Times at Significant Waypoints
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ohneiser, OliverOliver.Ohneiser (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-691X
Ahlstrom, VickiFAAUNSPECIFIED
Tracy, KevinHi-Tec Systems, Inc.UNSPECIFIED
Williams, BrettHi-Tec Systems, Inc.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Journal or Publication Title:2018 IEEE/AIAA 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1092-1101
Series Name:DASC 2018 Conference Proceedings
ISBN:978-1-5386-4112-5
Status:Published
Keywords:Air Traffic Controller, Display Technique, Time-Based Air Traffic Management, Visual Aids
Event Title:37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Event Location:London, Großbritannien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-27. Sep. 2018
Organizer:DASC
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: Ohneiser, Oliver
Deposited On:27 Nov 2018 12:04
Last Modified:27 Nov 2018 12:04

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