Interface Design of Low-Cost Collision Alerting System for Sports Aviation

  • Anshuman KarmakarEmail author
  • Braj Bhushan
  • Christoph Santel
  • Ahmed Sameer
  • Bishakh Bhattacharya
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of a new traffic display compared to an existing display used for sports aviation in identifying aircraft in the outside surrounding. The study was conducted on 30 novices to test whether the visual and interactive properties of the new display is effective in detecting other aircraft. Two videos of flight simulation were generated using Microsoft Flight Simulator and presented on Tobii eye tracker. The participants had to indicate the three-dimensional position of the other aircraft based on the visual display. ANOVA was conducted with the viewing area (cockpit and sky) as within-subject variable and display (new and existing) as between subject variable. Findings suggest that the accuracy of the participants was marginally better with the new display compared to the existing one. This work can be helpful in designing low-cost devices for identifying aircraft in the outside surrounding.



Area of interest


Collision alerting system


A low-cost flight alarm system


General aviation flight training device


Human–machine interface


International Civil Aviation Organization


Instrument flight rules


In-vehicle technologies


Mid-air collision




Total fixation duration


Visual flight rules


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anshuman Karmakar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Braj Bhushan
    • 1
  • Christoph Santel
    • 2
  • Ahmed Sameer
    • 1
  • Bishakh Bhattacharya
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.BurscheidGermany

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