Accession Number : AD0780959

Title :   Distance Measuring Equipment Traffic-Loading Capacity Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Oct 73,

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

Personal Author(s) : Postel,Harold

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The report covers findings of the distance measuring equipment (DME) traffic counts from selected facilities. The data are to provide a basis for estimating present and future DME traffic-handling capabilities. DME traffic counts were conducted at the following facilities: Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Gardner, Massachusetts; Long Beach, California; Los Angeles, California; Oakland, California; Nottingham, Maryland; and Modena, Pennsylvania. The Miami, Florida, VORTAC showed the greatest amount of DME traffic; approaching 56% of capacity during peak periods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Distance measuring equipment, Interrogator transmitters, Radio beacons, Air traffic, Predictions, Counting methods

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE