Accession Number : ADA118256

Title :   Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System Logic Evaluation. Volume I. Unequipped Threat Phase.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Dec 81,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Billmann,Barry R

PDF Url : ADA118256

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to characterize the performance of the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) logic which was developed by the Mitre Corporation. The evaluation was based on baseline logic documentation and logic changes made between January to October 1981. The report is the first part of a three-volume series and reflects the evaluation of logic performance using the Fast-Time Encounter Generator as the logic test bed for unequipped threats. The study was conducted in two phases. The initial phase addressed the identification and correction of logic flaws. After the improvements in the logic were coordinated with are provided by Mitre, the second phase assessed the TCAS logic performance for a wide variety of two-aircraft encounters. The report identifies the logic deficiencies and the results of the analysis. In general, TCAS logic performance was excellent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Collision avoidance, *Airborne warning and control system, *Logic, *Threats, Flight testing, Transponders, Detection, Deficiencies, Corrections, Modification, Scenarios, Resolution, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE