Accession Number : AD0663120

Title :   ATC CONCEPTS FOR SUPERSONIC VEHICLES, PART II-2.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sluka,Andrew L.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The report describes the Air Traffic Control (ATC) aspect of a dynamic simulation study to determine what impact the Supersonic Transport (SST) will have on the ATC System, as well as the ATC System impact on the SSTs operating characteristics. The simulation study investigated domestic and oceanic SST operations to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports in a simulated alpha numerics system representing a 1970 ATC environment. The study experimented with ATC aiding SSTs to place acceleration overpressure in sterile or sparsely populated areas, transitioning SSTs to and from parallel one-way track systems above Flight Level (FL) 390 and controlling military and civil supersonic operations above FL 450. The NASA supersonic flight simulator at Hampton, Virginia, and the NAFEC ATC simulator were conjoined to provide performance and handling characteristics of a Boeing 2707 domestic and oceanic configuration. Results showed that one-way tracks are essential in nonradar environments when conditions require expeditious descent of SSTs to lower altitudes. Straight route segments for unrestricted SST transonic acceleration will on occasion necessitate vectoring or rerouting of subsonic aircraft to avoid these areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT), (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), FLIGHT PATHS, AIR TRAFFIC, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCELERATION

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE