Accession Number : ADA194553

Title :   Airport Surface Traffic Automation Study.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hollister, Walter M

PDF Url : ADA194553

Report Date : 09 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report documents a study of requirements for an Airport Surface Traffic Automation (ASTA) system. The objective was to determine the necessary functions, establish the cost and benefits, and outline a modular system design. The highest priority function identified was an improved surface surveillance and communication system. The greatest potential for safety benefits is provided by automatic conflict alert and collision warning for pilots and controllers to prevent runway incursion accidents. Strategic and tactical planning assistance to maximize runway utilization can improve controller productivity while keeping them responsible for final decisions. The report contains a modular design for ASTA and includes specifications for a man-in-the loop simulation of the system. Keywords: Air traffic control.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *GROUND TRAFFIC, ACCIDENTS, AIRPORTS, AUTOMATION, BENEFITS, COLLISIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, FUNCTIONS, LOOPS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MILITARY PLANNING, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, PILOTS, PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, RUNWAYS, SIMULATION, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SURVEILLANCE, UTILIZATION, WARNING SYSTEMS, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE