Accession Number : AD0611096

Title :   AUTOMATIC AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. PART I. A PROJECTED SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : KYPTA,L. S.

Report Date : NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The automatic air traffic control system described in the report consists of automatic control centers for en route control and small satellite computers for approachdeparture control. Each automatic control center is composed of 5 automatic sections providing the following functions: (1) position gathering and tracking, (2) internal communication, (3) manual input and display, (4) control, and (5) information storage. An automatic center is capable of controlling over 1000 aircraft simultaneously. Each satellite computer is intended to control approaching and departing aircraft for one airport and is capable of controlling 50 flights simultaneously. The goal in the design of the system is to provide a system that in no way hinders traffic flow and also is safe and simple to use. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to automate all processes in which information flows in large quantities or is rapidly changing. The most important process falling in this category is decision making; consequently, decision making has been automated. All processes in which information is slowly changing or infrequently exchanged are to executed manually. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIC), (*DECISION MAKING, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, APPROACH, AVIATION SAFETY, FLIGHT PATHS, TRACKING, DATA PROCESSING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE