The Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Lab is a realistic simulation of the Class C airspace around Daytona Beach International Airport and the high-density Class B airspace surrounding Orlando International Airport.
The lab integrates ATC interactions in all ATC domains, and includes the capability to simulate air traffic, radar, and non-radar controlling actions, pseudo pilot control of aircraft and adjacent sectors, and interphone communications. The lab is located in building 341, room 384.
Potential research topics include spatial and temporal perception and attentional allocation, workload management, biometric analyses, in-flight emergency management, communication errors, cognitive biases, knowledge sharing processes and errors, fatigue, shared situation awareness, and decision-making.
15 work stations (Class B - MCO airspace and Class C - DAB airspace)