Accession Number : AD0764682

Title :   Analysis of Automatic Aircraft Altitude Reporting Using the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 72-Apr 73,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Couluris,G. J.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The report documents work measuring the degree of relative correspondence between simultaneous automatic aircraft altitude reports and oral altitude reports from pilots recorded on magnetic tape at two FAA terminal area ATC facilities and one enroute ATC facility. The frequency of occurrence of the resulting observed deviations between automatic and pilot reports are tabulated by deviation magnitude and by phase of operation (i.e., climb, descent, and level) and control facility; probable causes of observed deviations are identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR BEACONS, HEIGHT FINDING), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING), AIR TRAFFIC, PLAN POSITION INDICATORS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ALTIMETERS, PILOTS, STATISTICAL DATA, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE