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