In the context of future airspace management concepts, the flight crew will need tactical navigation support for airborne self-separation. Applying ecological interface design principles, a state-based navigation tool was designed that uses functional information overlays that show how traffic and aircraft performance constrain the horizontal maneuvering. The state-based system has been enhanced with a visualization of intent information from the flight plan trajectory (Van Dam, Paassen, & Mulder, 2007). This paper discusses in detail the exchange of intent information using ADS-B. It presents some promising ideas to show intent in a more meaningful and pilot-intuitive way, particularly focusing on the impact of mode transition from trajectory control mode (Flight Management System) to target state control mode.
Van Dam, S.,
& van Paassen, M.
(2009). Towards a Meaningful Presentation of FMS Trajectory Information for Tactical Self-Separation. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 38-43.