SIMULATION MODEL FOR NEW YORK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS

This volume describes the construction, validation, and application of a simulation model for air traffic control (ATC) communications. The model is based upon an extensive statistical analysis of voice communications data gathered over the New York area during a busy 2-hour period. The structure of the simulation model is discussed along with the associated GPSS V program. The input parameters are outlined, and various master tables and equations are employed to capsulate the information provided by the earlier statistical analyses. Methods for validating the simulation model are described for particular sectors and sector functions. A new statistical testing procedure for comparing both simulated and historical time series traces is evoked. The responses of major interest are the aircraft loading, channel utilization, and communications queueing, the last of which can only be secured through simulation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-782 437 and AD-782 739.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Princeton University

    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08540

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, J S
    • Hsu, D A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 243 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72NA-741
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM