Integration of Virtual Reality with Intelligent Tutoring for High Fidelity Air Traffic Control Training
Air traffic control plays a significant role and service by ground-based air traffic controllers (ATC) in providing specific and clear advisory guidance to pilots at every stage of a flight. Specifically, the air traffic control purpose is to ensure safety procedures and protocols are adhered to avoid collisions, and to ensure organized and systematic flow of air traffic on the ground and in the air. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an immersive and collaborative Virtual Reality (VR) training platform that is scalable and cost-effective compared to traditional method of training ATCs in a physical mock-up of a 360-degree air control tower simulator. The use of immersive VR technology through Head Mounted Display (HMD) would not only solve the space constraints but also immerse users in their tasks while supporting better management and analysis of the complex data produced during training. Through the integration of intelligent tutoring that actively tracks the training progress of the trainee, the system facilitates personalized training that has been shown to significantly improve the learning experience.