CONFLICT MONITORING ANALYSIS OF PARALLEL ROUTE SPACING IN THE HIGH ALTITUDE CONUS AIRSPACE. VOLUME II
The work reported in this document was undertaken as part of the examination of the soundness of the current standards for the spacing between parallel aircraft routes and the enhancement of analytical methods to evaluate future standards. This interim report describes work completed to date on the Conflict Monitoring Parallel Route Spacing Analysis. This analysis assesses the potential for collision and the controller workload associated with aircraft flying on same direction parallel routes. To assess the potential for collision the analysis considers a conflict alert function similar to that employed in the National Airspace System. The conflict alert function detects pairs of aircraft which are projected to violate the radar separation standard within a given time period. In the analysis, the event of a conflict alert is followed by a probabilistic delay and a resolution maneuver characterized by a randomly chosen horizontal turn rate. The controller intervention rate is estimated by using a simulation. Actual aircraft tracks were sampled from the FAA data base which supports this activity. These tracks are initiated on the routes based on randomly chosen sector entry times which reflect the level of route loading. For both the potential for collision and the intervention rate, trial results based on a subset of the FAA data are given.
- See also Volume 1, AD-A094 071.
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- Smith III, A P
- Publication Date: 1980-7
- Pagination: 122 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic; Air traffic controllers; Airspace (Aeronautics); Airspace (Law); Altitude; Conflict (Psychology); Crash avoidance systems; Driver rehabilitation; Flight paths; Monitoring; Radar tracking; Rates; Routing; Scheduling; Standards; Surveillance; Traffic distribution; Visual flight; Warning systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: High altitude; Intervention; Separation; Visual flight rules
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Parallel orientation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00328881
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-79W00235-VOL-2, FAA-EM-80-16-VOL-2
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA80WA-4370
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 21 2002 12:00AM