WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF DATA LINK CONTROLLER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Amount:
$300,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
6900
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nti Inc.
4130 Linden Ave #235, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Clark A Shingledecker
 Ph D Senior Program Scientist
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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