Accession Number : AD0757051

Title :   Computer-Aided Metering and Spacing with ARTS-III. Phase II. Design Study.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Dec 70-Dec 71.

Corporate Author : COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING INC NORTH BILLERICA MASS

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : Phase II studies for a Metering and Spacing system (M+S) concept now being implemented are reported. Strategies for sequencing aircraft of like speed and weight class in groups rather than in their random order of arrival were found to have little prospective benefit in enhancing average landing rate as feeder fix holding penalties are incurred. Under IFR conditions, capacity benefits will be attained by fixing gate position for all aircraft. The use by the tracker of currently commanded vectors to more quickly reacquire aircraft after radar fades was examined. Techniques to automate and expedite runway changes were studied. Methods were developed to determine wind effect at various altitudes and correct the wind vector to be used in generating commands to subsequent aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, RADAR BEACONS, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADAR TRACKING, SCHEDULING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE