The report presents the system design for a prototype air traffic flow control automation system developed for the FAA's Systems Command Center. The design was directed toward the immediate automation of airport data for use in traffic load predictions and flow control operational support. The system employed computer services offered by commercial time-sharing companies. The system was also designed to serve as a technology foundation and an experimental tool from which subsequent automation specifications could be derived. The report covers the design decisions associated with the data base, the user interface, the user language, the special processing and the numerous operational considerations. Also included are the supporting program designs for data base updating and integrity maintenance. Finally, the report presents several recommended improvements to the automation system. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Sussman, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FAA-73-16 Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM