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Author Tavanti, M. ♦ Hong-Ha Le ♦ Nguyen-Thong Dang
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Abstract The "Virtual Sky" project, currently in progress at the Eurocontrol R&D Center investigates the applicability and usability of three-dimensional stereoscopic environment for air traffic control. The present study is embedded within the Virtual Sky project and consists of a first exploratory empirical study. At the beginning of the study, interviews with controllers were conducted. The aim of the interviews was to gather feedback from the end-users, regarding some possible domains of application of the stereoscopic technology in the air traffic control field. After the survey study, a simple task was selected and the controllers were engaged in a test. The test aimed to verify controller's performance in the identification of critical flight levels within air traffic. The test compared performance in a two-dimensional and three-dimensional stereoscopic environment and involved fourteen former operational controllers. The results of the test show that for the designed task under the conditions planned for the test, the subjects performed quickest with the three dimensional stereoscopic displays, with no detriment to the accuracy. These results seem promising, but given the strict experimental conditions, further studies are required so as to generalize the results at an operational level.
ISBN 078037844X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-10-12
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 531.82 kB

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library