- Learn about radar.
- Learn about air traffic control technology.
- Learn about systems engineering.
- Learn about teamwork and working in groups.
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
- radar and air traffic technology
- problem solving
Students learn how the engineering and principals behind radar and air traffic control systems have impacted travel. Students work in teams to explore and use radar and computer technology to evaluate a current ATC system, virtually act as traffic controllers, and then develop guidelines to improve the engineered interface between the radar and the human controller.
Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.