CONCEPT FORMULATION STUDIES OF THE CONTROL ASPECTS OF THE FOURTH GENERATION AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

A concept formulation study of the control aspects of the fourth generation air traffic control system is presented. The results of this study are not strongly influenced by present-day equipment. They are influenced by certain aspects of present airspace utilization and procedures which appear necessary for the design of an effective system. The inputs to the control system design include the fourth generation air traffic demand, characteristics of fixed elements (types of aircraft, etc.), and disturbances such as weather effects. The control system which has been formulated includes flight plan generation, flow control, conformance monitoring, and collision avoidance as control functions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Laboratory

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Beusch, J U
    • Denlinger, E J
    • DOLAT, V S
    • ANDREWS, J W
    • Lanning, W D
  • Publication Date: 1971-9-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATC-6 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-140
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM