The report describes a statistical method for predicting interference between air traffic control frequency assignments in the VHF aeronautical mobile frequency band. This procedure results in a probability of interference representing the statistical chances of interference occurring between two air traffic control sectors operating on co-channel of adjacent channel frequency assignments. The model accounts for both the spatial distribution of the interfering aircraft as well as the statistical nature of voice communications. Two computer programs are described for computing probability of interference given the pertinent geometry of the victim and interfering sectors as well as their air/ground channel utilization figures. One of the computer programs uses Monte-Carlo methods to arrive at the answer while the other solves a deterministic set of equations to obtain an approximate solution at a considerable savings in computer execution time. The report also examines the problem of probability of interference given multiple interfering air traffic control sectors and concludes that for small victim sectors the source of interference is very likely to be one particular interfering sector. Large victim sectors, however, can experience nearly equal interference from more than one sector.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Telecommunication Science

    Office of Telecommunications, 325 Broadway
    Boulder, CO  United States  80302

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Juroshek, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-441
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM