ADVANCED PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS METHODS FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONS

This report gives a description of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) productivity analysis methods developed, implemented, and refined by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) under the sponsorship of FAA and TSC. Two models are included in the productivity analysis methodology. The first is the Relative Capacity Estimating Process (RECEP) that models the traffic handling capabilities of individual ATC sectors in terms of routine, surveillance, and conflict-processing workloads. The second model is the Air Traffic Flow (ATF) model that simulates a multisector ATC network by tracing aircraft flows from sector to sector; and measuring traffic loadings, workload requirements, and delays under given sets of traffic input parameters and congestion-relief strategy. The report covers the background and application experiences of the two models as well as technical descriptions of their input/output specifications, model structures, field data collection and reduction techniques, and potential model applications. Finally, a hypothetical example illustrating a typical RECEP/ATF application, together with post-simulation output analyses, are given. A general survey of other similar models and techniques, and their comparisons with RECEP and ATF, are also included in the report. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Tuan, P L
    • Procter, H S
    • COULURIS, G J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 197 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-76-27
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1128
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM