Accession Number : AD0282931

Title :   TEST AND EVALUATION OF THE BI-DIRECTIONAL COMPUTER UPDATING EQUIPMENT (CUE)

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : MCAFEE,E.L. ; JOLITZ,G.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies were made to determine if the computer updating equipment met specifications, to investigate the operational advantages and disadvantages of the equipment, and to measure the loading effect it would have on an air traffic control automation system. The computer updating equipment tested consisted of a keyboard entry device, a visual display unit and associated electronic components necessary to interconnect with the UFC-1 automation system. The components met specifications in most particulars. Results of the operational evaluation proved the concept of computer updating to be feasible, and that the equipment could be operationally utilized with no additional workload on the part of the controller. The loading study indicated that the computer updating function would require approximately as much processing time as was required to perform flight plan processing and strip printing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMPUTERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE