Accession Number : ADA117640
Title : Study of the Frequency Assignment Congestion in the Ultra High Frequency Air Traffic Control Air/Ground Communication Band.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Cram,Charles W
PDF Url : ADA117640
Report Date : Apr 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : To provide air traffic control of military aircraft operating in the National Airspace System, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) makes use of frequencies in the 225 - 400 MHz (UHF) band which is normally administered by the Department of Defense. In 1970 the Military Communications and Electronics Board (MCEB) announced their intention to implement 25 kHz channel spacing in the UHF band. In 1976, the MCEB published an implementation plan which allotted 274 channels for use by the FAA for air traffic control. The purpose of the following study is to determine if the 274 channels made available will be sufficient to satisfy existing and future communication requirements for air traffic control of military aircraft. The study will also show how much additional spectrum support would be required if the 274 channels allotted are not sufficient and possible geographic areas where this additional support would be most necessary.
Descriptors : *Air traffic control systems, Air traffic control terminal areas, Military aircraft, Data bases, Ultrahigh frequency, High altitude, Low altitude, Congestion
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Air Navigation and Guidance
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE