This paper describes the results of a human in the loop simulation that evaluated enhancements to a Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI). Runway safety critical information was highlighted on the CDTI to facilitate flight crew situation awareness and conflict detection for different groups of pilots (General Aviation and commercial) and under different operational settings (crew and single pilot). The evaluated CDTI enhancements are currently being defined by RTCA Special Committee 186 and based on the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The results suggest that highlighting of certain traffic relevant information is promising to increase pilot’s hazard detection over a normal CDTI but requires further refinement. This paper describes the primary simulation performance and subjective evaluation results and offers directions for further research and development.
(2009). Simulation Results for Highlighting Runway Safety Critical Information on Cockpit Displays of Traffic Information. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 86-93.