AN OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF PLANS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPGRADED THIRD GENERATION AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM

The document presents information on the scope, rationale, costs, schedules, and possible benefits of the air traffic control system being developed for operational use in the 1980's and well into the 1990's. The ATC system currently in use, the Third Generation ATC System, is described and the need for improvements are identified. The goals and objectives of the Upgraded Third Generation System (UG3RD) are discussed. Forecasts of future air traffic through 1975 are shown. The fact that the need for development of the major features of the UG3RD is relatively independent of forecasts of traffic growth is shown. The nine major features of the UG3RD are discussed in some length including need, objectives, technical description, benefits, major issues, implementation considerations, benefits, and schedules, major milestones and resource requirements through FY83. The way in which each major feature contributes toward achieving the overall goals and objectives is discussed. Overall development costs are presented along with gross estimates of F and E costs. The needs for longer term improvements are mentioned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 227 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M73-237-Rev-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM