Accession Number : AD0285218

Title :   THE DATA FLOW ANALYSIS OF A MOBILE ATC AID

Corporate Author : ELECTRONICS AND ORDNANCE DIV AVCO CORP CINCINNATI OHIO

Personal Author(s) : BUSCH,ALLEN C. ; MCNAIR,ROBERT J. ; KIRBY,FREDERICK J.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An analysis of internal data flow of Air Traffic Control Central AN/TSW-5 (modified to include a flight path prediction computer and a time schedule display unit) indicates that the modified semiautomatic shelter operations are improved in the following ways: improved controller ability to efficiently interleave arriving and departing aircraft; improved controller cognizance of the entire traffic situation; improved operational effectiveness under jamming; an acceptance rate in excess of 50 aircraft per hr by the AN/TSQ-47; additional tools and means to compensate for failure of radar or other navigational aids are provided; controllers become proficient at an earlier time in the training experience cycle; and the decision making task load on the entire AN/TSW-5 control team is reduced. With computer path-prediction and scheduling provided, the communication channel load factor is less than 70% at all controller positions when handling 50 approaches per hr. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, ANALYSIS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EFFECTIVENESS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT PATHS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, SCHEDULING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE