We examined the effects of responsibility for interval management and separation assurance on ATCo situation awareness, workload and performance. Four conditions were tested by crossing two strategies for interval management (ATCo responsible or flight deck responsible) and two strategies for separation assurance (ATCo primary or automation primary). Situation awareness and workload were assessed with an online probe technique. Workload was lowest when both functions were automated, but situation awareness for conflicts depended on the sector. Both workload and situation awareness were related to the number of ATCo-managed LOS.
Strybel, T. Z.,
Vu, K. L.,
Morgan, C. A.,
& Battiste, V.
(2013). Effects of NextGen Concepts for Separation Assurance and Interval Management on ATCO Situation Awareness. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 56-61.