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Daytona Beach

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Andrew Dattel, Ph.D.


Work environment influences an individual’s performance and situation awareness (SA). This study aims to investigate the effects of lighting and noise on the performance and SA in air traffic control (ATC) tasks. These two variables are important in the domain of ATC because the tasks require 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 uses a within-subject research design to test how lighting and noise affect performance and SA of participants working on air traffic control tasks. A two-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is used to test the main effects and the interaction between lighting and noise. The result indicates that noise has a significant effect on performance, but lighting has no significant effect on both performance and SA.

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Daytona Beach, FL