Deviations in Closed Loop Communications between Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots as a Predictor of Loss of Separation

Christopher S. Lieber, Mustafa Demir, Nancy J. Cooke, Sarah Ligda

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Abstract

The present research defines a pattern-based measure for deviations from Closed Loop Communication Deviations (CLCD) that can be used to predict Loss of Separation (LOS). Six retired Air Traffic Controllers were recruited and tested in three conditions of varying workload in a TRACON arrival radar simulation. Communication transcripts from simulated trials were transcribed, and Closed Loop Communications (CLC) coding schemes were applied. Results of the study demonstrated a positive correlation between CLC and LOS, indicating that CLCD could be a variable used to predict LOS. However, more research is required to determine if CLCD can predict LOS with other dynamic measures, such as coordination of communication and heart rate variability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106101
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Aug 2 2021Aug 6 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/2/218/6/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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