Requirements Analysis & Concepts for Future European Air Traffic Control Systems

Gernot Rottermanner, Markus Wagner, Volker Settgast, Volker Grantz, Michael Iber, Ursula Kriegshaber, Wolfgang Aigner, Peter Judmaier, Eva Eggeling

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Since decades, Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) are working with 2D representations of the airspace (RADAR). Based on the Single European Sky Air traffic management Research (SESAR), some planned innovations will change the way, air traffic will be handled in the future. Therefore, the paper first presents a requirements analysis in order to understand the current workflow as well as the necessities and concerns of ATCOs for future developments. Second, the paper summarizes the conception & evaluation phase for representing air traffic not only in 2D. The results show that a user-centered design approach is essential to involve end users as much as possible to avoid undesirable development. In end user interviews, ATCOs were very open to presented hardware and interaction techniques. The focus group with more concrete concepts then resulted in uncertainties especially regarding 3D representations of complex air traffic.
Original languageGerman
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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