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Information Presentation and Control in a Modern Air Traffic Control Tower SimulatorThe proper presentation and management of information in America's largest and busiest (Level V) air traffic control towers calls for an in-depth understanding of many different human-computer considerations: user interface design for graphical, radar, and text; manual and automated data input hardware; information/display output technology; reconfigurable workstations; workload assessment; and many other related subjects. This paper discusses these subjects in the context of the Surface Development and Test Facility (SDTF) currently under construction at NASA's Ames Research Center, a full scale, multi-manned, air traffic control simulator which will provide the "look and feel" of an actual airport tower cab. Special emphasis will be given to the human-computer interfaces required for the different kinds of information displayed at the various controller and supervisory positions and to the computer-aided design (CAD) and other analytic, computer-based tools used to develop the facility.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Haines, Richard F.
(RECOM Technologies, Inc. Moffett Field, CA United States)
Doubek, Sharon
(RECOM Technologies, Inc. Moffett Field, CA United States)
Rabin, Boris
(Caelum Research Corp. Moffett Field, CA United States)
Harke, Stanton
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Meeting Information
7th International Conference on Human Computer Interface 1997(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-64-13
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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