High fidelity simulation test of new air traffic control concepts

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Authors: D. Michael McAnulty
Todd Truitt, PhD.

Truitt, T. R., & McAnulty, D. M. (2003). High fidelity simulation test of new air traffic control concepts. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH, 1172-1177.


Researchers at the William J. Hughes Technical Center examined an Air Traffic Control (ATC) concept that collocates Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) and Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) operations while expanding the terminal airspace. The concept may provide benefits for intersector coordination, traffic sequencing and spacing, holding, and overall traffic flow. By simulating arrival flows through two en route sectors simultaneously, the researchers tested the effects of collocation and an expanded terminal airspace on system efficiency and Certified Professional Controller (CPC) performance, workload, and communication behavior.

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