Accession Number : AD0741147

Title :   Experimentation Support for Demonstration of an Automatic Position Reporting Technique at Oakland, California.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 70-Jul 71,

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

Personal Author(s) : Titherington,Gerald E. ; Massismino,Michael J. ; Beaty,James S.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The purpose of this project was to demonstrate a concept of air traffic control (ATC) that employs automatic position reporting via data link and associated video displays in the oceanic control sectors of an air route traffic control center (ARTCC). Specific objectives were: (1) to determine the feasibility of automatic position reporting via data link; (2) to determine the conceptual suitability of the test sector for oceanic control; (3) to provide environmental and interfacing information; (4) to provide operational information that would be helpful in the preparation of specifications for further development; and (5) to determine relative controller workloads, flight safety, and system capacities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), INERTIAL NAVIGATION, POSITION FINDING, AUTOMATIC, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, OCEANS, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE