A GENERAL AREA AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SIMULATION USING COLOUR GRAPHICS

Authors
  1. Ford, B.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The increased speed of aircraft and a greater density of air traffic are overtaxing air traffic controllers. Automation of some portions of the controller's information and the use of colour to highlight dangerous situations will make the controller's work easier and possibly more accurate. One of the major aims of the study is to show that the use of different colours to indicate varying distances between aircraft is a definite improvement over a monochrome display. The other major aim is to study the advantages and disadvantages of vector display and raster display technologies when applied to the air traffic controller scenario. A new set of graphics display routines was developed to be used for the simulation. Much consideration was given to the best methods to optimize the display routines, with attention given to real-time constraints.
Report Number
890 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1983
Number of Pages
152
DSTKIM No
85-01299
CANDIS No
46116
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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