Air Traffic Controller and Flight Crew Conduct of a No-Closer-Than Spacing Task Utilizing a Cockpit Display of Traffic Information

April 2015
Topics: Air Traffic Management, Modeling and Simulation
Randall S. Bone, The MITRE Corporation
Andrew S. Mendolia, The MITRE Corporation
Eric Vellauri, Egis
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In order to examine a new concept called Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) Assisted Pilot Procedure (CAPP), a Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) simulation was conducted for both air traffic controllers and flight crews. In CAPP, the flight crew's task was to make spacing judgments and manage speed using information provided on the traffic displays to stay at or outside of a spacing value issued by the controller. The general purpose of the simulation was to determine the feasibility and operational acceptability of CAPP. Overall, the results support the hypotheses of controller and pilot acceptability of, and ability to conduct, CAPP.


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