Accession Number : AD0779086

Title :   An Automated FAA Frequency Assignment System,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Beall,L. ; Crisafulli,R. ; Morrow,J. ; Vangaasbeck,S.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : An automated frequency assignment system is developed as a means of providing frequency assignment plans for FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) VHF communications facilities in the continental United States. The system is implemented by means of a series of computer programs (described herein) designated collectively as the Frequency Assignment System (FAS). FAA-supplied ATC data is used to build an intersite channel-separation matrix which serves as input to the assignment process. Assignment techniques are developed that make maximum use of the available spectrum. Descriptions are included on how the frequency manager can vary the program inputs to investigate the advantages of different assignment procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Frequency allocation, Very high frequency, Communication and radio systems, Automation, Frequency, Management, Electromagnetic interference, Matrices(Mathematics), Computer programs

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE