HIGH-ALTITUDE AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV) ENROUTE SIMULATION

A four-part dynamic simulation using two systems of navigation, area navigation (RNAV) and very high frequency omnidirectional radio range (VOR), was conducted using the Digital Simulation Facility (DSF) at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC). The objectives were to: (1) validate the results derived from fast-time simulation tests of RNAV and Jet-VOR route structures through real-time simulation tests, (2) determine whether benefits resulted from the application of RNAV in the high-altitude enroute environment, and (3) establish the impact that the number of potential aircraft conflict situations has on the ATC system and system user. Simulations were conducted in a fast-time mode, without controller intervention, for an area encompassed by five high-altitude Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) sectors and for a single selected sector of the five. Real-time simulations, with controller intervention, were conducted for both the five- and one-sector configurations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • Willett, FMJ
    • TAYLOR, M R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00117476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-77-4 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-77-128
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM