FUTURE

CHALLENGES

The European ATM system is expected to face challenging situations,
with the growth of air traffic, the increase of its complexity,
the introduction of innovative concepts and increased automation.

 CONTEXT

The roles and tasks of air traffic controllers will change in the future and it is vital to enhance the comprehension of human responses to their role changing, that is, from active control to monitoring of complex situations and managing unexpected system disruptions.

OBJECTIVES

The main goal of the project is to generate knowledge able to support the design of the technologies which will be used by controllers to manage the future air traffic scenario.

 

Specifically the project will provide guidelines to be followed to design future systems that are compatible with human capabilities and limitations, ensuring that the right balance between humans and automations is obtained.

PHASES

Future scenarios

How will ATM look like in 2050?

Human Performance Indexes

How can we objectively measure stress, workload, attention?

Experiments

What’s the impact of automation and its failures on controllers performance?

Design guidelines

How can we reach the correct balance between automation and humans?

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