Accession Number : ADA017492

Title :   National Airspace System. Measuring Air Route Traffic Control Center Computer Utilization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 74-Apr 75,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : McCrory,Michael J.

Report Date : APR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : Many of the proposals for improvement in National Airspace System (NAS) automation programs are dependent upon available computer processing time in the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) computer systems. Systems Research and Development Service was tasked to determine the details of ARTCC Computer Utilization. After a discussion of available alternatives, it was decided to collect approximately six months of data from each of the twenty Air Route Traffic Control Centers within the conterminous United States. A computer program, designed and produced at NAFEC, reduces the collected data to meaningful statistics. This report presents the methods used as well as the conclusions derived from the survey. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic control systems, *Computer applications, *Computer programs, *Air space, *Control centers, Data processing, Data acquisition, Data reduction, Time, Scheduling, Utilization, Statistical data, Measurement

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE