Accession Number : AD0761560

Title :   Summary of Near Term Engineering and Development Program Plans for Ground Based Separation Assurance.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING M ANAGEMENT

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report summarizes the several engineering and development activities directly involved with the development of automation capabilities to aid the separation assurance function of the ground based Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. Separation assurance capabilities for the operational NAS En Route Stage A System are being developed in E and D Program 12 - En Route Control. The analogous development work for terminal systems, ARTS 3 and ARTS 2, is being accomplished in Program 14 - Terminal/Tower Control. The initial design of future capabilities, such as Intermittent Positive Control for Phase 2 of the Upgraded Third Generation ATC System (which depends upon the surveillance/communications provided by the Discrete Address Beacon System), is being performed under E and D Program 01 - Systems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, RADAR LANDING CONTROL, RADIO BEACONS, FLIGHT PATHS, DECISION MAKING, ALGORITHMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE