Controller-human interface design for the final approach spacing tool
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing a set of software tools, known as the Center-TRACON Automation System (CTAS) to assist air traffic controllers in their management and control tasks. CTAS originated at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center, where prototypes continue to evolve. In parallel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory (MIT/LL) is refining and testing the software, including the Computer-Human Interface (CHI). This paper focuses on the CHI designed by MIT/LL for the Final Approach Spacing Tool (FAST) part of CTAS. The FAST design approach, CHI development and operational concept is presented.