Accession Number : AD0670006

Title :   VTOL AND STOL SIMULATION STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Conway,Robert C.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A simulation study to determine the effect on air traffic control when both Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft are introduced into a terminal air traffic control environment was conducted. The simulation was conducted using the Model B Dynamic Air Traffic Control Simulator. Several approach conditions, various glide slope angles, and separation criteria were investigated to determine the effect on a terminal environment. It was concluded that Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft could be accommodated in the terminal area using present operational procedures as contained in the Terminal Air Traffic Control Manual 7110.8. However, when Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft reduced from terminal area speed to a slow final approach speed, difficulties were encountered in providing not only the desired spacing between these aircraft but between these aircraft and conventional aircraft in the sequence to and on the final approach course. These problems did not exist when Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft used a final approach speed compatible with that of conventional aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, SIMULATION), (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS), (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, GROUND SPEED, SIMULATORS, SEPARATION, RUNWAYS, APPROACH, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE