STRESS second simulation
From 12 to 16 February, STRESS carried out the second simulation activities. These took place at ENAC – Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile‘s premises. Twenty Air Traffic Controllers, both experts and students, were involved and let us use neurophysiological parameters to measure their levels of stress, workload, vigilance and attention during the execution of operational tasks in highly automated scenarios. We were able to collect a huge set of information on the impact automation had on human performance. We will use it to develop guidelines to design future air traffic management systems that are compatible with human capabilities and limitations, ensuring that the right balance between humans and automations is obtained. The STRESS Consortium sincerely thanks everyone involved in the simulation sessions, especially all the air traffic controllers taking part in them, whose contribution was priceless!