Accession Number : AD0737513

Title :   Factors Influencing Capacity and Efficiency in Air Traffic Control.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 70-Oct 71,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Raisbeck,Gordon

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Most of the report is devoted to a systematic catalogue of measurable quantities which can be related to capacity and efficiency. Each item is described to show how it affects capacity and efficiency and how it interacts with the other factors. Certain current research and development activities and the interests of some user groups have been related to the various categories of factors. Those particular groups of factors which stand out are discussed because of their absolute importance and because of the number of ways in which they interrelate to one another and to other factors. It is concluded that such a catalogue can be used to strengthen support for research and exploratory development; shaping demand must be treated jointly with increasing capacity rather than as though it were independent; and a number of specific programs of observation and experiment can be inferred, the execution of which would give additional information about the effects on capacity which many of these factors might have. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, FACTOR ANALYSIS), EFFICIENCY, AVIATION SAFETY, TIME, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, RUNWAYS, ATMOSPHERES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE