Patrizia Marti

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Managing Uncertainty between Controllers and Pilots

The Project

The Presentation of Uncertain Information


Much of the information used in air traffic management is inherently uncertain, most obviously where it involves predictions of future system states.  Two solutions have been designed to present and manage uncertain data to the air traffic controller: 1) a large wall-mounted display of the predicted traffic situation, on which ‘bubbles’ showing areas of predicted complexity appear.  2) a hand-held pointer/ interaction device enabling the multi-sector planner to scroll the display to different predicted times; to select particular aircraft or areas and hence perform what-if tests such as re-routing; and to send instructions to the planner controllers.


RM Consultants Ltd, UK
Deep Blue s.r.l., Italy


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