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Delivery performance of conventional aircraft by terminal-area, time-based air traffic control: A real-time simulation evaluationA description and results are presented of a study to measure the performance and reaction of airline flight crews, in a full workload DC-9 cockpit, flying in a real-time simulation of an air traffic control (ATC) concept called Traffic Intelligence for the Management of Efficient Runway-scheduling (TIMER). Experimental objectives were to verify earlier fast-time TIMER time-delivery precision results and obtain data for the validation or refinement of existing computer models of pilot/airborne performance. Experimental data indicated a runway threshold, interarrival-time-error standard deviation in the range of 10.4 to 14.1 seconds. Other real-time system performance parameters measured include approach speeds, response time to controller turn instructions, bank angles employed, and ATC controller message delivery-time errors.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Credeur, Leonard
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA., United States)
Houck, Jacob A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA., United States)
Capron, William R.
(PRC Kentron, Inc., Hampton VA., United States)
Lohr, Gary W.
(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Daytona Beach, FL., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1990
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications And Navigation
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:2978
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-66-41-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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