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Research Initiatives and Preliminary Results In Automation Design In Airspace Management in Free FlightThe NASA and the FAA have entered into a joint venture to explore, define, design and implement a new airspace management operating concept. The fundamental premise of that concept is that technologies and procedures need to be developed for flight deck and ground operations to improve the efficiency, the predictability, the flexibility and the safety of airspace management and operations. To that end NASA Ames has undertaken an initial development and exploration of "key concepts" in the free flight airspace management technology development. Human Factors issues in automation aiding design, coupled aiding systems between air and ground, communication protocols in distributed decision making, and analytic techniques for definition of concepts of airspace density and operator cognitive load have been undertaken. This paper reports the progress of these efforts, which are not intended to definitively solve the many evolving issues of design for future ATM systems, but to provide preliminary results to chart the parameters of performance and the topology of the analytic effort required. The preliminary research in provision of cockpit display of traffic information, dynamic density definition, distributed decision making, situation awareness models and human performance models is discussed as they focus on the theme of "design requirements".
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Corker, Kevin
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Lebacqz, J. Victor
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Meeting Information
Ninth Symposium on Aviation Psychology(Columbus, OH)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-64-53
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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