Accession Number : ADA046755

Title :   Executive Summary: New York City Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS) Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 75-Jul 76,


Personal Author(s) : Staiano,Frank ; Shochet,Ephraim

PDF Url : ADA046755

Report Date : Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An improved Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS) was subjected to a year-long test in the New York City metropolitan area. The improvements consisted primarily of the following: (1) user access to three route-oriented briefings, (2) an increase in the number of access lines to PATWAS, (3) more frequent updating of information, (4) the addition of special early morning recordings, (5) capability to request meteorological and aeronautical information from the Weather Message Switching Center for incorporation into the PATWAS message, (6) reduction in the time required for updating, (7) addition of more meteorological and aeronautical information to the PATWAS message, (8) new and more efficient magnetic tape equipment, (9) installation of an acoustic enclosure for PATWAS tape recording, and (10) more efficient organization of the message format. The purpose of the experiment was to test and evaluate the new PATWAS products, schedules, user acceptance, and the effects on the telephone briefing workload at the flight service station (FSS).

Descriptors :   *Weather communications, *Information centers, *Telephone systems, Performance(Engineering), Operational test and evaluation, Pilots, Flight testing, Flight paths, Automatic, Recording systems, Computer programs, Surveys, Questionnaires, New York City(New York), Weather

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Information Science
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE