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Modeling of the aircraft in-trail-following task during profile descentThe cockpit display of traffic information (CDTI) system concepts enable the pilot to observe the surrounding air traffic pattern. The impact of such a system is far reaching in terms of improved safety, pilot and controller workload, and aircraft fuel efficiency. One direct payoff is the ability to distribute the ATC workload to the pilot in such tasks as merging and spacing. The CDTI application of spacing approach aircraft in the terminal area is addressed. In-trail-following/CDTI experiments were performed using realistic cockpit simulators and profile descent approach scenarios. Based on collected experimental simulator data, pilot models were developed which include state estimation, decision making and flight control aspects. These models were coupled with models of aircraft and CDTI equipment to study the dynamic phenomena and stability of strings of aircraft along various approach patterns.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Goka, T.
(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Mountain View, CA, United States)
Sorensen, J. A.
(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Mountain View, CA, United States)
Phatak, A. V.
(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Mountain View, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the 17th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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