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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes AD-776 111.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • McFarland, A L
    • Horowitz, B M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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