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Accession Number N20130001716
Title Extending Validated Human Performance Models to Explore NextGen Concepts.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author B. F. Gore B. L. Hooey D. C. Foyle E. Mahlstedt
Abstract To meet the expected increases in air traffic demands, NASA and FAA are researching and developing Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) concepts. NextGen will require substantial increases in the data available to pilots on the flight deck (e.g., weather,wake, traffic trajectory predictions, etc.) to support more precise and closely coordinated operations (e.g., self-separation, RNAV/RNP, and closely spaced parallel operations, CSPOs). These NextGen procedures and operations, along with the pilot's roles and responsibilities, must be designed with consideration of the pilot's capabilities and limitations. Failure to do so will leave the pilots, and thus the entire aviation system, vulnerable to error. A validated Man-machine Integration and design Analysis System (MIDAS) v5 model was extended to evaluate anticipated changes to flight deck and controller roles and responsibilities in NextGen approach and Land operations. Compared to conditions when the controllers are responsible for separation on decent to land phase of flight, the output from these model predictions suggest that the flight deck response time to detect the lead aircraft blunder will decrease, pilot scans to the navigation display will increase, and workload will increase.
Keywords Air traffic
Air transportation
Area navigation
Design analysis
Flight control
Flight time
Human performance
Man machine systems
Performance prediction

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85A - Air Transportation
Corporate Author San Jose State Univ., CA.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number DTFAWA-10-X-80005

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