Educational Benefits of 3D Displays in Early Controller Training
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS2010) / [ed] Professor Ian Grant, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
There have been many attempts to exploit three- dimensional displays in Air Traffic Control where it has long been suspected that the 3D display may help to reduce the cognitive load on the controller by removing the need to construct an elaborate mental model of the air space and the traffic contained within it. 3D displays could allow the controller to simply re-interpret the presented information in real time without the need for them to construct this internal model and without the need to remember large amounts of complex information. This should result in controllers being able to manage larger numbers of aircraft without loss of safety, as well as reducing the pressure on controllers allowing for longer work sessions with less problems of mental fatigue.
The purpose of this study has been to explore the use of 3D in controller training and, in this initial study, to examine the basic reaction of the controllers to 3D representations and the effects, if any, which the introduction of 3D has on their work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Air Traffic Control, Education, 3D
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60827ISBN: 978-0-9565333-0-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60827DiVA: diva2:359311
27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS2010)