Recent improvements in Air Traffic Control (ATC) which reflect the technological advances of solid-state circuitry and digital design displays are briefly reviewed. In order to enhance controller comfort, the scanning rate and bandwidth were increased so that the repetition rate of the image and hence its brightness could be increased. The introduction of the video radar compression enabled large quantitites of synthetic data to be displayed without adversely effecting the display of the raw video data. Larger screen diameters, vector plotting and constant speed characters, correction of ship geometry defects, introduction of multicolored synthetic displays and the use of optical fliters and reflection supressors are some of the other improvements. Better distribution of the relative reliability of the equipment used for data acquisition, processing and display has also been achieved. Improvements which simplify maintenance, design changes for interchangeability, fail-safe designs, and increased operational capacity designs are outlined. Greater automation of the operational tasks have been achieved as well as progress in daylight displays. Brief comments are made on the outlook for the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Fievet, J
    • Lazaro, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-24
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM