Accession Number : AD0744245

Title :   Estimated Instantaneous Airborne Traffic in the Pacific.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : Dunmire,Chester E.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Considerable study is currently being devoted to satellite applications for aeronautical services in oceanic areas. A principal influence on satellite sizing and related system design is the nature of air traffic to be served during busy operating periods throughout the area of satellite coverage. A particular need exists for estimates of the maximum or near peak number of aircraft likely to be airborne simultaneously within the total geographical area planned for satellite services. The purpose of the reports is to develop estimates of instantaneous airborne count (LAC) in the Pacific for each year through 1979 and to provide a brief comparison of Pacific (PAC) versus North Atlantic (NAT) operations in oceanic airspace considered most practical for first generation operational satellite systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL AVIATION, AIR TRAFFIC), (*AIR TRAFFIC, *PACIFIC OCEAN), COUNTING METHODS, PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SCHEDULING, PREDICTIONS, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, PLANNING

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE