INCREASING AIRPORT CAPACITY AND TERMINAL AREA SAFETY BY MEANS OF THE SCANNING BEAM INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM

The current terminal air traffic control system must be upgraded to take advantage of new technological developments if airport capacity is to be expanded to meet demand. A simple model of runway landing capacity shows that the rates of capacity increase resulting from a reduction in the dispersion of arrival times at the runway threshold increases as the dispersion decreases, and that significant capacity increases can be obtained through the use of more accurate guidance. For this purpose, a slot-coincidence motion scheme for use in the high-capacity airport is presented which takes advantage of the accuracy of the new scanning beam ILS and on-board control systems. Trajectory design concepts and feed-forward guidance laws are developed and some simulation results are presented using a detailed model of the CV-880.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Cherry, G W
    • De Wolf, B
    • Mackinnon, D
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-2516
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM