Accession Number : AD0744862

Title :   Evaluation of the FAA Advanced Flow Control Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1971-1972,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bellantoni,J. F. ; Coonan,J. R. ; Medeiros,M. F.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : The report is an evaluation of the present FAA Advanced Flow Control Procedures (AFCP), based on data gathered from its implementation on February 5, 1971 and on a fast-time digital simulation of traffic feeding into the NY airports on that day. The report discusses the effectiveness of AFCP in theory in the February 5 case study, and as modelled in the simulation. Recommendations are made (1) to retain the concept, (2) to modify the procedures, (3) to modify the computer program, and (4) to conduct further research. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, EFFECTIVENESS), RELIABILITY, SIMULATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE