ATARS/ATC SIMULATION TESTS WITH SITE ADAPTATION LOGIC IN THE PHILADELPHIA TERMINAL AREA

The purpose of this project was to provide further evaluation and refinement of the Automatic Traffic Advisory and Resolution Service (ATARS) concept. The tests were conducted at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) at Atlantic City, New Jersey, using the Air Traffic Control Simulation Facility (ATCSF). Test results indicated that ATARS had no significant impact on the controllers or control procedures in a Philadelphia Terminal Control Area (TCA) environment. Outside the immediate TCA, where the majority of encounters occurred, the factors contributing to the generation of alarms were, in general, satellite operations and the use of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) separation criteria. The incidence of positive resolution advisories was low, averaging only 0.5 encounters per hour. Recommendations are to reduce the size of the ATARS desensitization zone at the Philadelphia main airport to approximately 2.0 nautical miles (nmi) from runway thresholds, to incorporate a convergence/divergence detection filter into the ATARS algorithm, and to investigate the possibility of reducing tracker lag by improving turn and level off detection. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Morfitt, G W
    • Rossiter, S B
    • Windle, J R
    • Fillius, A W
    • Choyce, T A
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-33, FAA-RD-79-116
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2002 12:00AM