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Accession Number ADA575840
Title Supplementary Computer Generated Cueing to Enhance Air Traffic Controller Efficiency.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 111p
Personal Author L. C. Santana
Abstract Air traffic controllers are often required to simultaneously communicate with several aircraft over multiple radio frequencies. As a result, during peak loading, it is common for the controller to receive multiple concurrent communications, each from a different aircraft, making it difficult to discern audio messages received from multiple pilots simultaneously. To address this problem, a modified air traffic control (ATC) interface was prototyped with the goal of increasing controller-to-pilot communication efficiency. This prototype included supplementary text cueing which was provided by a hypothetical automated text to speech system in an on-screen text box for controller reference in the event of an obscured or indiscernible radio call. The prototype was then evaluated by a group of 35 participants, all with ATC experience including 12 students and 23 instructors at the Air Force controllers' school house Keesler AFB, MS. The text cueing improved controllers' comprehension of pilots' transmissions.
Keywords Air traffic controllers
Atc(Air traffic controller)
Audio messages
Communication and radio systems
Computer generated cueing
Speech-to-text technology
Verbal communication

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
92A - Job Training & Career Development
85A - Air Transportation
51B - Aeronautics
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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