A DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERMITTENT POSITIVE CONTROL CONCEPT
Intermittent Positive Control is a collision avoidance service provided to pilots by a totally automatic ground-based system. Collision avoidance is achieved by continuously providing pilots with advisory information on the location of nearby aircraft and by issuing avoidance commands on an 'as needed' basis. Intermittent Possitive Control provides protection both for pilots who are and for pilots who are not operating under the control of the Air Traffic Control System, while maintaining the freedom of action associated with uncontrolled flight. This document discusses the equipment necessary to provide IPC, the various services performed by the IPC system, and the processes by which the system determines its actions.
- Supersedes AD-776 111.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
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Federal Aviation Administration800 Independence Avenue, SW
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- McFarland, A L
- Horowitz, B M
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 91 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Automation; Aviation safety; Collision avoidance systems; Flight control systems; Information display systems; Information systems; Systems engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Ground to air communications
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Data and Information Technology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092178
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6587-Rev-1, FAA-EM-74-1-Rev-1
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM