INVESTMENT COSTS FOR CAS ALTERNATIVES: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS

The report provides a preliminary analysis of the investment costs which might result from a decision, legislative or regulatory, to implement a nationwide automatic collision avoidance system (CAS), either airborne or ground-based, but physically independent of manned ATC facilities. It estimates basic investment costs totalling $602M for an airborne CAS meeting the provisions of Senate Bill 1610 and $471M for a ground-based automatic collision avoidance system (DABS-IPC), excluding the highly variable costs for encoding altimeters which are required by both systems and excluding the costs of avionics already required for other reasons, such as ATCRBS transponders in certain airspaces. Some possible adjustments to these basic investment costs are considered and are shown to range from a plus $402M to a plus $474M for an airborne CAS and from a minus $211M to a plus $112M for the DABS-IPC system. The data and assumptions of this study are currently undergoing review and revision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Curtis, O P
    • RUCKER, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6812 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM