Performance visualization in air traffic control using cognitive systems simulation

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Abstract

In the dynamic and multi-task condition of air traffic control, an Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) is required to construct effective control strategies to handle multiple aircraft simultaneously. Effective strategies can prevent potential collision of aircraft well in advance and can contribute to reduce ATCO's cognitive workload. Therefore, the strategy building skill is quite important for ATCOs in order to realize safe and efficient air traffic flows. However, it is sometimes difficult to transfer this kind of cognitive and situation-dependent skill from ATC training instructors to trainees with conventional education and training methods. In the present research, a supportive function of education for an ATCO trainee which can visualize the difference of task performance resulted from the variety of possible control strategies has been proposed. The supportive function has been implemented using the framework of a cognitive system simulation of ATCO termed "COgnitive system Model for simulating Prediction-based behaviors of Air traffic controller in dynamic Situations (COMPAS)". Using this function, the effect of ATCO's control on air traffic flow has been successfully visualized, which helps trainee to understand the differences of the consequences of the different strategy. This result has strongly implied that the COMPAS equipped with performance visualization function can be utilized as a supporting tool for education of ATCO trainees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
Pages4432-4438
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010 - Nice, France
Duration: 2010 Sep 192010 Sep 24

Publication series

Name27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
Volume6

Other

Other27th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2010, ICAS 2010
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period10/9/1910/9/24

Keywords

  • Air traffic control
  • Cognitive simulation
  • Education
  • Human factor
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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