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Experimental Study of Vertical Flight Path Mode Awareness
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1995-03)
An experimental simulator study was run to test pilot detection of an error in autopilot mode selection. Active airline air crew were asked to fly landing approaches by commanding the Flight Path Angle mode while monitoring ...
Situation Awareness Information Requirements For Commercial Airline Pilots
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1998-09)
Situation awareness is presented as a fundamental requirement for good airmanship, forming the basis for pilot decision making and performance. To develop a better understanding of the role of situation awareness in flying, ...
Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Vertical Situation Display
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1996-06)
Current advanced commercial transport aircraft, such as the Boeing B777/B747-400, the Airbus A320/A340 and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11, rely on AutoFlight Systems (AFS) for flight management, navigation and inner loop ...
The Impact of GPS Velocity Based Flight Control on Flight Instrumentation Architecture
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1999-06)
This thesis explores the use of velocity information obtained by a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to close the aircraft’s flight control loop. A novel framework to synthesize attitude information from GPS ...
An Exploratory Survey of Informantion Requirements for Instrument Approach Charts
(National Technical Information Service, 1995-03)
Development of a Piezoelectric Servo-Flap Actuator for Helicopter Rotor Control
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1994-04-24)
An actuator using a piezoelectric bender to de ect a trailing edge servo- ap for use on a helicopter rotor blade was designed, built, and tested. This actuator is an improvement over one developed previously at MIT. ...
Experimental Studies of the Effect of Intent Information on
Intent information provides knowledge of another aircraft’s current and future trajectory states. Prototype traffic displays were designed for four different levels of intent: Position, Rate, Commanded State, and FMS-Path. ...
Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems
(International Center for Air Transportation, 1999-09)
The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of information-processing ...
A Human Subject Evaluation of Airport Surface Situational Awareness Using Prototypical Flight Deck Electronic Taxi Chart Displays
The advent of Instrument Landing Systems has allowed aircraft to safely takeoff and land in low visibility conditions. However, the lack of a means by which pilots can safely navigate on the ground in poor visibility ...
Resolution of Conflicts Involving Many Aircraft via Semidefinite Programming
Aircraft conflict detection and resolution is currently attracting the interest of many air transportation service providers and is concerned with the following question: Given a set of airborne aircraft and their intended ...