Studying collision avoidance by nearly colliding: A flight test evaluation

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Conference55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011, 19 September 2011 through 23 September 2011, Las Vegas, NV
Pages4145; # of pages: 5
SubjectAir Traffic Systems; Air-traffic conflicts; Automatic dependent surveillance - broadcasts; Cockpit display of traffic informations; Collision avoidance systems; Display system; Flight test evaluation; Flight trials; NEXTGEN; Real-world information; Spatial representations; Test pilots; Track errors; Trajectory track; Visual detection; Collision avoidance; Display devices; Human computer interaction; Real variables; Traffic control; Ergonomics
AbstractAs the next generation of air traffic systems (NextGen) moves forward, human factors analyses related to warnings and graphical depictions of air traffic conflicts become increasingly important. Despite this, related human-factors research involving traffic has been conducted in simulation where the contributions of traffic display systems and ultimately visual detection of traffic cannot be fully assessed. We report a flight trial involving 12 deliberate near miss (as little as 160 ft) configurations of differing intercept angles. We evaluate the workload and track error of the intruder test pilot for flight trials in which a custom iPodTM Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B)-driven display was used. Constant and variable error of trajectory tracks were differentially affected by the availability of three-dimensional real world information for the intercept approach. We consider the components of spatial representation common to planned interceptions and traffic avoidance and discuss the implications for the design of cockpit display of traffic information (CDTI) systems and the role of automation in collision avoidance systems.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Aerospace (AERO-AERO)
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NPARC number21271220
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