Accession Number : AD0765339

Title :   Airport Information Retrieval System (AIRS) User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

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

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The handbook is a user's guide for a prototype air traffic flow control automation system developed for the FAA's System Command Center. The system is implemented on a time-sharing computer and is designed to provide airport traffic load predictions and flow control support. The User's Guide is a reference manual designed for use by the air traffic controllers and does not require any previous computer experience. The AIRS request (command) language is explained along with instructions on using remote teletype and graphical display terminals in working with the time-sharing computer. The manual tells the user how to obtain airport traffic demand data, flight listings, plots, arrival delay predictions and flow control assistance. It also describes how to enter operational data such as landing capacity estimates and how to add (or cancel) flight schedules to the AIRS centralized data base. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, DATA PROCESSING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, TIME SHARING, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, SCHEDULING

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE