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Paper 40 -- Interactive And Immersive 3D Visualization For Atc

Air traffic control (ATC) is a human-dependent safety critical activity therefore the information that is made available to the human decision-maker - the controller - is of extreme importance. In ATC, the design of human-machine interfaces requires particular attention, especially when a new technology is considered. To support the investigation on the applicability of the new 3D Virtual Reality technology for air traffic control, our strategy has been to establish parallel, mutually beneficial technology-driven design and human-centred evaluation approaches. The technology-driven investigation aims at exploring all features that can be offered by 3D stereoscopic visualisation and multimodal interactions technologies while the ultimate goal of the human-centred investigation is to empirically uncover the main implications derived from the adoption of 3D stereoscopic interface for ATC, with particular attention to controllers acceptability.This paper describes the implementation, from our technology-driven design approach, of a 3D stereoscopic system for real time visualisation and manipulation of data in air traffic control. We will discuss the modelling and 3D visualisation of specific ATC objects such as aircraft trajectories, convective weather, conflicts, etc. and the multi-modal interaction schemes associated to the controller working environment. Results of our user-centred, empirical analysis of the applicability of 3D stereoscopic technology for ATC are being published elsewhere, and are not discussed herein.
Theme: Innovative ATM Concepts
Posted by: marc bourgois / Other authors: matthew cooper
Note: Unset Received On Dec 16, 2005

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