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Record 40 of 86023
Measurement of Temporal Awareness in Air Traffic Control
Author and Affiliation:
Rantanen, E.M.
Abstract: Temporal awareness, or level 3 situation awareness, is critical to successful control of air traffic, yet the construct remains ill-defined and difficult to measure. This research sought evidence for air traffic controllers awareness of temporal characteristics of their tasks in data from a high-fidelity system evaluation simulation. Five teams of controllers worked on four scenarios with different traffic load. Several temporal parameters were defined for each task controllers performed during a simulation run and their actions on the tasks were timed relative to them. Controllers showed a strong tendency to prioritize tasks according to a first come, first served principle. This trend persisted as task load increased. Also evident was awareness of the urgency of tasks, as tasks with impending closing of a window of opportunity were performed before tasks that had longer time available before closing of the window.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2009
Document ID:
20090040355
(Acquired Nov 20, 2009)
Subject Category: AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; 19-23 Oct. 2009; San Antonio, TX; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNA09DB57C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: Aptima, Inc.; Woburn, MA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS (PERSONNEL); SIMULATION; LOADS (FORCES)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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