Accession Number : AD0764202

Title :   Airport Information Retrieval System (AIRS) System Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Medeiros,Manuel F. ; Sussman,Julie

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : The report presents the system design for a prototype air traffic flow control automation system developed for the FAA's Systems Command Center. The design was directed toward the immediate automation of airport data for use in traffic load predictions and flow control operational support. The system employed computer services offered by commercial time-sharing companies. The system was also designed to serve as a technology foundation and an experimental tool from which subsequent automation specifications could be derived. The report covers the design decisions associated with the data base, the user interface, the user language, the special processing and the numerous operational considerations. Also included are the supporting program designs for data base updating and integrity maintenance. Finally, the report presents several recommended improvements to the automation system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING), (*AIR TRAFFIC, *SCHEDULING), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, CORE STORAGE, MAGNETIC CORES, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE