A speech interface for air traffic control terminals

Ferreiros López, Javier and Pardo Muñoz, José Manuel and Córdoba Herralde, Ricardo de and Macías Guarasa, Javier and Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel and Fernández Martínez, Fernando and Sama, Valentin and D'haro Enríquez, Luis Fernando and González, Germán (2011). A speech interface for air traffic control terminals. "Aerospace Science and Technology", v. 21 (n. 1); pp. 1-9. ISSN 1270-9638.


Title: A speech interface for air traffic control terminals
  • Ferreiros López, Javier
  • Pardo Muñoz, José Manuel
  • Córdoba Herralde, Ricardo de
  • Macías Guarasa, Javier
  • Montero Martínez, Juan Manuel
  • Fernández Martínez, Fernando
  • Sama, Valentin
  • D'haro Enríquez, Luis Fernando
  • González, Germán
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Aerospace Science and Technology
Date: 2011
Volume: 21
Freetext Keywords: Air traffic control; Speech recognition; Command and control
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Several issues concerning the current use of speech interfaces are discussed and the design and development of a speech interface that enables air traffic controllers to command and control their terminals by voice is presented. A special emphasis is made in the comparison between laboratory experiments and field experiments in which a set of ergonomics-related effects are detected that cannot be observed in the controlled laboratory experiments. The paper presents both objective and subjective performance obtained in field evaluation of the system with student controllers at an air traffic control (ATC) training facility. The system exhibits high word recognition test rates (0.4% error in Spanish and 1.5% in English) and low command error (6% error in Spanish and 10.6% error in English in the field tests). Subjective impression has also been positive, encouraging future development and integration phases in the Spanish ATC terminals designed by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA).

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Item ID: 11913
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11913/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11913
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Oct 2012 10:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:06
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