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ATC MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE DESIGN USING A PC-BASED SIMULATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11020
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wesson International Inc.
500 S Capital Of Texas Hwy Bldg 5 Ste 200 Austin, TX 78746
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ATC MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE DESIGN USING A PC-BASED SIMULATOR
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,176.00
 

Abstract:

AN IBM PC-COMPATIBLE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SIMULATOR WITH VOICE I/O, AN EXTENSIVE DATABASE OF GEOGRAPHICAL FIXES, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION VIA AN EXPERT SYSTEM IS PROPOSED. THIS SIMULATOR WILL BE DESIGNED TO FACILITATE AIRSPACE DESIGN ANDPROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT. CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING A REALTIME RADARSCOPE PICTURE OF ANY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA, ITS SECTORS MAYBE CREATED VIA A SIMPLE USER INTERFACE BY FIELD PERSONNEL. THE SIMULATOR WILL GENERATE REALISTIC TRAFFIC FLOWS, COMPLETE WITH "INTELLIGENT" PILOTS WHO "TALK" USING A SYNTHESIZED VOICE AND FOLLOW CORRECT PROCEDURES. A MANUAL MODE WILL RESPOND TO VOICE COMMANDS ISSUED BY FIELD PERSONNEL AND ACCOMODATE INFORMAL COMPARISONS, BUT AN "AUTOMATIC" MODE COULD USE AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS AND EVALUATE SOLUTIONS QUANTITATIVELY. PHASE II WORK INCLUDES INCREASING THE CAPABILITY OF THIS SIMULATOR BY UPGRADING THE EXPERT SYSTEM RULES TO IMPROVE CONFLICT RECOGNITION AND RESOLUTION AND CONDUCTING FIELD TRIALS OF THE SIMULATOR AT A REAL-WORLD ATC FACILITY.

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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Wesson International Inc
1439 Circle Ridge Austin, TX 78746

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