Accession Number : AD0623306

Title :   ATC WEATHER PRESENTATION STUDIES FOR THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOLLAY (E) ASSOCIATES INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Goodale,D. ; Pearson,G.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Detailed studies were made of the ATC controllers' weather information requirements in the ARTC Center, A/D Facility, and Tower Cab. The results have been tabulated in terms of the weather parameter, display format, and updating required for each control function in each facility. A system concept has been developed to optimize the display of weather information to each facility. The concepts presented are designed to be consistent with the time period of the NAS Stage A, Model I. The dissemination of each individual weather product through the appropriate control levels of the ATC complex has been illustrated through the use of information flow diagrams which correlate display concepts with control functions. The display techniques to be used throughout the system were described as to function, formats, and the means of driving the display. These included high speed printers, strip printers, I/O typewriters, weather radar PVD displays, electromechanical indicators, alpha-numeric CRT displays, and a large screen display. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALL WEATHER AVIATION, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS), (*WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AIRPORT CONTROL TOWERS, AVIATION SAFETY, AERONAUTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE