Accession Number : ADA141435

Title :   Aircraft Traffic Density in the Los Angeles Basin,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA METREK DIV

Personal Author(s) : Spencer, N A

PDF Url : ADA141435

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An estimate of the number of aircraft flying in the Los Angeles basin was made using airborne and ground-based radar measurements. These estimates are combined with FAA projections of traffic growth to predict the future aircraft density as seen by an airborne Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Results include the findings that (a) peak density decreases approximately linearly with radius, (b) the number of aircraft increases linearly with the sum of tower operations, (c) for year 2000, within a radius of 5 nmi, the projected maximum density is 0.45 aircraft/nmi2, the projected maximum number of aircraft is 35, and the projected maximum number of ATCRBS aircraft is 20, and (d) within a radius of 10 nmi, these figures are 0.24, 75, and 43, respectively.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC, DENSITY, CALIFORNIA, URBAN AREAS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Operations Research
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE