THE PRESENT AND FUTURE ROLE OF COMPUTERS IN WIDE AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL

This article describes the main features of a typical area traffic control (ATC) system. The functions of the system are first outlined. Three main components of system hardware are distinguished and described: the computer system, the data transmission equipment; the control room equipment. The system software is then outlined: standard software (programme development software and system organiser software); the standard traffic control software (standard to any ATC system); programs special to particular systems The concluding section considers extensions to the system given that initial requirement of atc system is required to be half the design capacity. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hawke, M J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00097477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM