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The Future of Air Traffic Control Human Operators and Automation (1998)

The Future of Air Traffic Control: Human Operators and Automation

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The Future of Air Traffic Control Human Operators and Automation

(1998)
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Automation in air traffic control may increase efficiency, but it also raises questions about adequate human control over automated systems. Following on the panel's first volume on air traffic control automation, Flight to the Future (NRC, 1997), this book focuses on the interaction of pilots and air traffic controllers, with a growing network of automated functions in the airspace system.

The panel offers recommendations for development of human-centered automation, addressing key areas such as providing levels of automation that are appropriate to levels of risk, examining procedures for recovery from emergencies, free flight versus ground-based authority, and more.

The book explores ways in which technology can build on human strengths and compensate for human vulnerabilities, minimizing both mistrust of automation and complacency about its abilities. The panel presents an overview of emerging technologies and trends toward automation within the national airspace system--in areas such as global positioning and other aspects of surveillance, flight information provided to pilots an controllers, collision avoidance, strategic long-term planning, and systems for training and maintenance.

The book examines how to achieve better integration of research and development, including the importance of user involvement in air traffic control. It also discusses how to harmonize the wide range of functions in the national airspace system, with a detailed review of the free flight initiative.

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National Research Council. 1998. The Future of Air Traffic Control: Human Operators and Automation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/6018.

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336 pages | 6 x 9
ISBNs:
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-11161-4
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-17431-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/6018

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