RATIONALE FOR IMPROVING THE PROTECTION AGAINST MIDAIR COLLISIONS. VOLUME I. SUMMARY

The existing surveillance-based air traffic control system has been effective in preventing midair collisions, especially those involving air carrier aircraft. Improvements in this effectiveness can be achieved, in the short-term, thorugh mandatory carriage of altitude-encoding beacon (ATCRBS) transponders. To achieve the desired major improvements in collision prevention for public air transportation requires the addition of an independent backup capability to the primary ground-based system and a new capability beyond the limits of its surveillance coverage. These can be best achieved in the mid-term by an airborne BCAS system based on the mandatory carriage of altitude-encoding transponders. The BCAS design should permit a longerterm upgrading to the compatible DABS transponder and implementation of IPC in at least the dense traffic areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems Engineering Management, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Israel, D R
    • BOCK, R F
    • Brennan, J L
    • Johnston, T M
    • JOLITZ, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ED-75-1-Vol-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM