INDICES FOR EVALUATING ATC TERMINAL AREA OPERATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN COST/BENEFIT ANALYSES, 1973

The feasibility was studied of devising indices which could be used to assess the performance of an ATC terminal area. These indices are to be based on easily available data and designed to reflect system degradation, safety and system workload. This report presents a prototype analysis of data relating to the Boston, Massachusetts terminal area. The authors concluded that indices can be devised and their relationships established with environmental variables such as congestion, weather, equipment outages, etc. These relationships show which of these variables are the most significant and their relative magnitudes in influencing performance. The report also discusses the role of simulation in terminal area improvement evaluation, an unambiguous definition of operational delay is proposed. Finally, a cost/benefit paradigm is presented for the Boston terminal area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1973

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM