Cognitive Evaluation of Potential Approaches to Increase the Efficiency of Air Traffic Controller Training and Staffing

This project will use cognitive models to demonstrate how controllers use "structure" in the air traffic control environment (e.g. procedures, flows, sector geometry and airspace elements) to reduce cognitive complexity to identify and evaluate opportunities to increase the efficiency of the controller training process and increase staffing flexibility.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants Program


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Piccione, Dino

  • Performing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

    77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Start Date: 20060629
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30143

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01477981
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2006-G-006
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2013 1:00AM