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Description and Analysis of Cognitive Processes in Ground Control Using a Mutual Belief-Based Team Cognitive Model

  • Sakiko OgawaEmail author
  • Taro Kanno
  • Kazuo Furuta
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 946)

Abstract

Mutual understanding and shared situation awareness among air traffic controllers (ATCOs) and aircraft pilots is the key to safe ground control operations at airports. Hence, this paper presents cognitive models for ATCOs and aircraft pilots based on mutual belief. The aim of this model is to provide detailed descriptions of the cognitive processes in ground control communications. This study also presents a method that uses team process simulations to analyze the cognitive processes behind communications and situation-awareness sharing between ATCOs and pilots during ground control. The proposed models and method are used to replicate the Tenerife Airport accident in 1977 to demonstrate how they can be used for accident analysis. The results show that the proposed method can reveal additional possible cognitive processes that could occur given the actual communication log, including those processes identified in the accident investigation report. The proposed method hence has the potential to facilitate the analysis of ground control accidents at airports.

Keywords

Mutual belief Accident analysis support Agent-based simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems Innovation, School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Technology Management for Innovation, School of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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