Visual Search in Complex Displays: Factors Affecting Conflict Detection by Air Traffic Controllers

@article{Remington2000VisualSI,
  title={Visual Search in Complex Displays: Factors Affecting Conflict Detection by Air Traffic Controllers},
  author={Roger W. Remington and James C. Johnston and Eric Ruthruff and Miri Gold and Maria Romera},
  journal={Human factors},
  year={2000},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={349-66}
}
Recent free flight proposals to relax airspace constraints and give greater autonomy to aircraft have raised concerns about their impact on controller performance. Relaxing route and altitude restrictions would reduce the regularity of traffic through individual sectors, possibly impairing controller situation awareness. We examined the impact of this reduced regularity in four visual search experiments that tested controllers' detection of traffic conflicts in the four conditions created by… CONTINUE READING