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Automation in future air traffic management: effects of decision aid reliability on controller performance and mental workload.
Hum Factors. 2005 Spring; 47(1):35-49.HF

Abstract

Future air traffic management concepts envisage shared decision-making responsibilities between controllers and pilots, necessitating that controllers be supported by automated decision aids. Even as automation tools are being introduced, however, their impact on the air traffic controller is not well understood. The present experiments examined the effects of an aircraft-to-aircraft conflict decision aid on performance and mental workload of experienced, full-performance level controllers in a simulated Free Flight environment. Performance was examined with both reliable (Experiment 1) and inaccurate automation (Experiment 2). The aid improved controller performance and reduced mental workload when it functioned reliably. However, detection of a particular conflict was better under manual conditions than under automated conditions when the automation was imperfect. Potential or actual applications of the results include the design of automation and procedures for future air traffic control systems.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USANo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15960085

Citation

Metzger, Ulla, and Raja Parasuraman. "Automation in Future Air Traffic Management: Effects of Decision Aid Reliability On Controller Performance and Mental Workload." Human Factors, vol. 47, no. 1, 2005, pp. 35-49.
Metzger U, Parasuraman R. Automation in future air traffic management: effects of decision aid reliability on controller performance and mental workload. Hum Factors. 2005;47(1):35-49.
Metzger, U., & Parasuraman, R. (2005). Automation in future air traffic management: effects of decision aid reliability on controller performance and mental workload. Human Factors, 47(1), 35-49.
Metzger U, Parasuraman R. Automation in Future Air Traffic Management: Effects of Decision Aid Reliability On Controller Performance and Mental Workload. Hum Factors. 2005;47(1):35-49. PubMed PMID: 15960085.
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