Automation and Systems Issues in Air Traffic Control

  • John A. Wise
  • V. David Hopkin
  • Marvin L. Smith
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Perspectives on Air Traffic Control Automation

  4. A Collation of Approaches to Systems

  5. Automated Aids and Their Evaluation

  6. Human Attributes, Representatives, and Requirements in Relation to Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Paul O. Day
      Pages 201-208
    3. Daniel J. Garland
      Pages 209-215
    4. Morten Lind
      Pages 217-234
    5. Richard H. Mogford
      Pages 235-242
    6. Michael Tonner
      Pages 243-248
  7. Effects of the System on the Human: Stress and Workload

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Andrew J. Tattersall, Eric W. Farmer, Andrew J. Belyavin
      Pages 255-266
    3. Barry P. Goettl
      Pages 293-297
  8. Approaches to Error and Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. John N. Bradbury
      Pages 301-319
    3. Ioannis Fokas
      Pages 349-351
    4. Esther E. Horne, Jo Lee Pierce, Douglas A. White
      Pages 353-364
  9. Organizational and Cultural Aspects of Air Traffic Control Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Michael Kaplan
      Pages 381-393
  10. Automation as an Influence on Controller Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Pamela Della Rocco, Carol A. Manning, Hilda Wing
      Pages 429-451

About these proceedings


In recent years, increases in the amount and changes in the distribution of air traffic have been very dramatic and are continuing. The need for changes in the current air traffic systems is equally clear. While automation is generally accepted as a method of improving system safety and performance, high levels of automation in complex human-machine systems can have a negative effect on total system performance and have been identified as contributing factors in many accidents and failures. Those responsible for designing the advanced air traffic control systems to be implemented throughout the alliance during the next decade need to be aware of recent progress concerning the most effective application of automation and artificial intelligence in human-computer systems. This volume gives the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Maratea, Italy, June 18-29, 1990, at which these issues were discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Wise
    • 1
  • V. David Hopkin
    • 2
  • Marvin L. Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Aviation/Aerospace ResearchEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA
  2. 2.RAF Institute of Aviation MedicineFarnborough, HampshireUK
  3. 3.Airway Science Simulation LaboratoryEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76558-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76556-8
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