Accession Number : AD0768203

Title :   Field Evaluation of ARTS II B (TRACAB).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Feb-Apr 73,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Robert A. ; Akers,James F.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A programmable ARTS (Automated Radar Terminal System) II B, non-tracking, beacon alphanumeric system was installed in a TRACAB (Terminal Radar Approach Control Cab) configuration in a live air traffic control tower environment. Operational suitability and techniques to be used in the automation program for low-density terminal/towers were evaluated. The system was evaluated over a six-week period through collection of subjective data obtained from controller questionnaires. It was concluded that while suitable for application in a TRACAB (Terminal Radar Approach Control Cab) environment and compatible with the controller, extensive modification to both display subsystem and software were required to improve its usefulness. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION), RADAR BEACONS, DATA PROCESSING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ACCEPTABILITY

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE