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WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6900
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6900
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NTI, Inc.
927 Fred Johnston Drive Fairborn, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE MODE S DATA LINK UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY THE FAA IS AN ESSENTIAL UPGRADE TO THE EXISTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYSTEM. IN ORDER TO INSURE THE IMPROVEMENTS IN SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF ATC SERVICES MEDIATED BY THIS DATA LINK, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ASSESS ITS EFFECTS ON THE WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. CONSEQUENTLY, IN PHASE I, NTI INCORPORATED WILL DEVELOP THE METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS REQUIRED TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL WORKLOADPROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MODE S FUNCTIONS AND TO EMPIRICALLYVERIFY AND AMELIORATE THOSE PROBLEMS DURING THE PHASED INTRODUCTION OF THE SYSTEM. SPECIFICALLY, NTI WILL (1) DEVISE AND APPLY AN ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE TO COMPARE CONTROLLER WORKLOAD UNDER CURRENT ATC SERVICE DELIVERY PROCEDURES WITH THAT ANTICIPATED FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE MODE S DATA LINK; (2) DESIGN AN EMPIRICAL TEST SCENARIO WITHIN WHICH IDENTIFIED WORKLOAD PROBLEMS CAN BE VERIFIED AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES CAN BE TESTED; AND (3) DEVELOP A GROUP OF WORKLOAD METRICS MATCHED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THETEST SCENARIO.

Principal Investigator:

Clark A Shingledecker
Ph D Senior Program Scientist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nti Inc.
4130 Linden Ave #235 Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No