Title

Effects of Lighting and Noise on Performance and Situation Awareness in an Air Traffic Control Task

Presenter Email

dattela@erau.edu

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2018 3:45 PM

End Date

14-8-2018 4:45 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Other Topic Area

Air Traffic Control Work Environment

Keywords

Air Traffic Control, Lighting, Noise, Performance, Situation Awareness

Abstract

Work environment influences an individual’s performance and situation awareness (SA). This study aims to investigate the effects of lighting and noise levels on performance and situation awareness in an air traffic control (ATC) task. These two variables are important in the domain of ATC because the task requires an individual to receive and process information both visually and auditorily. The results are useful for designing air traffic control rooms, which are set differently among different air navigation service providers. The subjects are 16 students majoring in Air Traffic Management (ATM) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) – Daytona Beach, FL. The research will use a within-subject research design to test how lighting and noise affect performance and SA of participants performing an air traffic control task. A two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) will be used to test the main effects and the interaction between lighting and noise. It is expected that there will be significant main effects of noise and lighting, and a significant interaction between the two factors.

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Presented during Session 7: Safety Management Systems

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Effects of Lighting and Noise on Performance and Situation Awareness in an Air Traffic Control Task

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Work environment influences an individual’s performance and situation awareness (SA). This study aims to investigate the effects of lighting and noise levels on performance and situation awareness in an air traffic control (ATC) task. These two variables are important in the domain of ATC because the task requires an individual to receive and process information both visually and auditorily. The results are useful for designing air traffic control rooms, which are set differently among different air navigation service providers. The subjects are 16 students majoring in Air Traffic Management (ATM) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) – Daytona Beach, FL. The research will use a within-subject research design to test how lighting and noise affect performance and SA of participants performing an air traffic control task. A two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) will be used to test the main effects and the interaction between lighting and noise. It is expected that there will be significant main effects of noise and lighting, and a significant interaction between the two factors.