The research facilities of the Institute of Flight Guidance provide the backbone for comprehensive demonstration and validation of newly developed systems and procedures in flight guidance and air traffic management.
|Simulation and flight tests.|
A simulation network connects air traffic control, apron and tower, and operations control centre facilities with a cockpit simulator and an experimental cockpit in the ATTAS research aircraft.
The facilities altogether, in combination with expertise in methods and measurements of
- system performance, in terms of safety, capacity, economy, and environmental impact,
- human performance, workload, acceptance, and situation awareness
allow to tackle even most complex issues of air/ground cooperation in realistic experimental settings.
This is our basis for offering support in systems evaluation experiments, with particular emphasis on human factors methods, e.g.
- work and task analysis,
- interview and questionnaire techniques,
- workload assessment,
- analysis of visual scanning patterns (eye movements),
- physiological parameters.