Accession Number : AD0757089

Title :   A Functional Description of Air Traffic Control.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Coonan,J. R. ; Mpontsikaris,P.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The document contains a description of air traffic control in terms of generic operational functions. The functions are grouped by flight phase and by major system function (navigation, surveillance, control and communication). More detailed descriptions of these functions, and estimates of related parameters are contained in the appendix. A diagram is shown of the sequence of events for a typical IFR flight through the current ATC system. Also, certain aspects of ATC which cannot be described in terms of operational functions (e.g., legal responsibilities) are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *JOB ANALYSIS), (*SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), OPERATION

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE