AUTOMATED IFR TRAFFIC CONTROL: PROJECT OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

A digital computer simulation of the automated control of IFR traffic through a realistic replica of an en route arrival sector is described, along with the current plans for improving that model. The simulation is currently capable of automatically planning conflict-free clearances using altitude restrictions and assignments, updating that plan based on flight progress, and issuing the planned clearances at the proper time to assure that minimum separation standards are not violated. The objective is to experimentally develop the technical means for, and the operational and economic implications of, automating the more routine IFR traffic control tasks while assuring that the human controller can retain full cognizance and managerial control of the situation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MITRE Corporation

    Bedford, MA  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • RUCKER, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-7073, FAA-EM-75-10
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA70WA-2448
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2002 12:00AM