Accession Number : AD0762442

Title :   A Preliminary Requirements Analysis for Airport Surface Traffic Control.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr 72-Jan 73,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Baran,G. ; Bales,R. A. ; Koetsch,J. F. ; Le Van,R. E.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 183

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of a preliminary ASTC (Airport Surface Traffic Control) requirements analysis. The study concentrated on the analysis of the ASTC requirements at three airports (Boston-Logan, Los Angeles and Chicago O'Hare) to obtain baseline data, and extrapolated these results to an additional six airports (Seattle-Tacoma, Bradley, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia) using data-of-record and the results of the baseline airport analysis. The results of the study indicate a need for immediate improvement of the ASTC system in the 1970-1980 period at the baseline airports, with the need for improvements during peak periods at the Chicago O'Hare Airport under all visibility conditions, and at Boston and Los Angeles in poor visibility conditions. A preliminary evaluation of the value of potential ASTC improvements indicates that surveillance improvement, coupled with procedural changes, would result in the greatest capability increase. This is followed, in terms of potential payoff, by automation of the conflict-resolution function.

Descriptors :   (*AIRPORTS, TRAFFIC), (*TRAFFIC, CONTROL), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, APPROACH, TAKEOFF, RUNWAYS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DETECTION, MAINTENANCE, VEHICLES, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE