Accession Number : ADA310610

Title :   A National Airspace System Performance Analysis Capability (NASPAC) Evaluation of the Impacts of the Center-(TRACON) Terminal Radar Approach Control Automation System (CTAS) on. Airport Capacity,

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Richie, Joseph M. ; Baart, Douglas

PDF Url : ADA310610

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report documents the results and analysis of the Center-Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Automatic System (CTAS) on National Airspace System (NAS) performance. The NAS Performance Analysis Capability (NASPAC) Simulation Modeling System (SMS) was used to evaluate the impact CTAS would have on system level performance. Simulations were developed that included the effects CTAS would have on airport capacity and compared against simulations that did not include CTAS. Measures of delay and cost of delay were used as key metrics in the analysis. The results indicate that the deployment of CTAS would reduce operational delay and passenger delay by 34,405 and 2,277 hours respectively in 2005. These savings translate into nearly 100 million dollars.

Descriptors :   *CAPACITY(QUANTITY), *GROUND CONTROLLED APPROACH RADAR, *AIR SPACE, *AIRPORTS, SIMULATION, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, MODELS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, COSTS, DELAY, AIR TRAFFIC, AUTOMATIC, PASSENGERS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE