AN AIRSPACE UTILIZATION MODEL FOR V/STOL TERMINAL OPERATIONS
A computer graphics display program is developed for use in terminal area studies and V/STOL approach and departure path synthesis. The computer processes inputs describing the terminal area and accompanying constraints and displays on a cathode ray tube the airspace utilization model, a three dimensional image representation of the constraints at a given altitude. Extensive machine/operator interaction is provided to select various constraint criteria, to plan approaches and departures and to check the results through viewing and teletype output. The program is general and may be applied to a number of terminal areas. The programs' applicability and usefulness is demonstrated in the analyses of several proposed VTOL port sites in the Northeast Corridor. Approach and departure paths are developed for each site and observations are made regarding flight path characteristics. The computer display leads to drastic reductions in time and effort over a comparable manual task in terminal area studies.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
- De Maio, D A
- Publication Date: 1971
- Pagination: 95 p.
- TRT Terms: Airspace (Aeronautics); Airspace (Law); Approach; Cathode ray tubes; Computer graphics; Flight paths; Intermodal terminals; STOL aircraft; Takeoff; VTOL aircraft
- Geographic Terms: Northeast Corridor; Northeastern United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Short takeoff aircraft; Terminal facilitation
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00155525
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM