Automation systems have the potential to greatly improve human performance in complex system. The development and refinement of these systems, however, typically involves many challenges that must be overcome. The stories below present a variety of experiences with developing and implementing air traffic management automation systems around the world.
Click on any story below to learn more about each automation system, its development process, and the human performance considerations utilized during development.
|The story of iFACTS – An Example of Ground-Breaking Automation Implementation at NATS||NATS|
|Common Automated Radar Terminal System (CARTS) Datablock Drop and Ghosting Issues||FAA|
|Electronic Flight Data (EFD)||NATS|
|Implementation of Electronic Flight Progress Strip (EFPS) System||NATS|
|Passive Final Approach Spacing Tool (pFAST)||FAA|
|Runway Incursion / Occupancy Warning System Utilizing E-strips||LFV|
|Tower Data Link Services (TDLS)||FAA|
|Traffic Management Advisor (TMA)||FAA|
|Austro Control’s Journey to TopSky from a Human Factors Perspective||Austro Control|
|User Request and Evaluation Tool (URET)||FAA|