Accession Number : ADA157403
Title : Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System - Operational Simulation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 82-Mar 84,
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Boucek,G P ; Pfaff,T A ; White,R W ; Smith,W D
Report Date : Mar 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 203
Abstract : This report describes one of a series of studies being conducted to develop the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot evaluation of the relationship between TCAS displays, an operational crew station, aircraft performance, TCAS logic and operational TCAS procedures. The specific objectives of the evaluation were to be: Develop and evaluate the operational procedures associated with TCAS alerts under both normal and abnormal flight operations; Assess changes in flight deck operations associated with TCAS; Assess operational procedures as related to ATC control; Assess the impact of TCAS display requirements on flight deck systems and geometry. During the evaluation experienced transport pilots were presented TCAS alerts while flying a high fidelity B737-200 training simulator. Their response to the alerts was observed and recorded as were their opinions concerning the system. As a result of reviewing pilot responses to 552 TCAS encounters with a total of 970 intruder aircraft, it is recommended that TCAS be revised to achieve more consistantly correct pilot response. Keywords: Collision Avoidance, Aircraft Separation Assurance; Alert; Warning Systems; Signal Response; Visual Alerts; Signal Detection.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *COLLISION AVOIDANCE , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , SIMULATION , DETECTION , COCKPITS , FLIGHT CREWS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PILOTS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , FLIGHT , RESPONSE , SIGNALS , TRANSPORT , INFLIGHT , VISION , ABNORMALITIES , WARNING SYSTEMS , FLIGHT DECKS
Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE