Accession Number : AD0699183

Title :   EVALUATION OF AREA NAVIGATION IN THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Dinerman, Bernhart V.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Aircraft space position data were collected during flights over area navigation routes and conventional victor airways. The prime measurement source was the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center surveillance radar and secondary beacon radar with a beacon video digitizer output to a specially developed magnetic tape recorder. The final format of the measurement data analysis consisted of statistical computations of the lateral deviations of the aircraft from the desired course. Measurements were made during a total of 223 flights on four area navigation routes and a total of 117 flights on four conventional routes. The measurements of the conventional navigation flights on the preferred victor airways were made for comparison purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO NAVIGATION, AIR TRAFFIC), (*ALL WEATHER AVIATION, RADIO NAVIGATION), RADIO EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT PATHS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT, RADAR BEACONS, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, EFFECTIVENESS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE