Accession Number : ADA293777

Title :   Establishment Criteria Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) III,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION POLICY AND P LANS

Personal Author(s) : Barry, Lawrence ; Hoffer, Stefan ; Bomberger, Earl ; Berardino, Frank

PDF Url : ADA293777

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This report presents the criteria and computation methods to be used in determining eligibility of terminal locations for the establishment of Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) based on an economic analysis of the costs and benefits of this equipment. The criteria compare the present value of ASDE benefits at a site with the present value of ASDE costs over a 20-year time frame. A location is eligible for ASDE establishment when the benefits which derive from operating the equipment exceed the Installation and operation costs-the Benefit/Cost ratio Is greater than or equal to one. An ASCE meets discontinuance criteria when the costs of continued operation exceed the benefits-the Benefit/Cost ratio is less than one. The criteria have been revised from those published in December 1975, to include improved benefit algorithms, incorporate up-to-date methods of analysis. and adjust for changes in the aviation environment since 1975. Distinctions based on aircraft size are also eliminated. In addition, ASDE costs, accident rates and benefit unit values including values of statistical lives saved, injuries avoided, property damage, and passenger and aircraft time saved-have been updated to incorporate the most recent data. Based on projections of current future aviation activity, the new criteria, when applied. suggest those sites that should be considered candidates for ASDEs. When compared to the results at the time 1975 criteria were published, more sites now qualify for ASDEs. (AN)

Descriptors :   *AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, *GROUND TRAFFIC, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, POSITION(LOCATION), ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, COMPARISON, AIRPORT CONTROL TOWERS, COST MODELS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, CIVIL AVIATION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, DESIGN CRITERIA, AVIATION SAFETY, BENEFITS, RUNWAYS, COLLISION AVOIDANCE.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE