Fort Hill Group developed human performance scenarios that focus on the visual information needs of Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) controllers. These ATCT human performance scenarios are utilized in the test and evaluation of remote tower technology in the NAS.
Fort Hill Group developed human performance scenarios to better understand the duties and information needs of the ATCT controller. Due to the variability of ATCT equipage levels, scenarios were developed to focus on airports in Class D airspace and on airports with and without situational awareness surveillance information. While controller can gain information from other sources, the Human Performance Scenarios aim to understand the visual information needs controllers obtain from the ATCT OTW view and to assist in answering the seemingly simple questions of:
- What do controllers need to see?
- When do controllers need to see it?
- Where do controllers need to see?
- How well do controllers need to see the stimuli?
The Human Performance Scenarios and associated task list have served as an integral component of the FAA's test and evaluation of remote tower technologies. The FHG developed information has been customized for site-specific test and evaluation of remote tower technologies at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) and Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL). FHG has supported the execution of the multi-phase evaluation process and safety assessments.
For more information on this project, download the Introduction to Human Performance Scenarios for Airport Traffic Control Towers Report.