AIRPORT SURFACE TRAFFIC CONTROL TAGS PLANNING ALTERNATIVES AND COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS

The findings of a cost/benefit analysis of the deployment of a new airport ground surveillance system TAGS (Tower Automated Ground Surveillance) are presented. TAGS will provide a plain view display of aircraft on the airports taxiways and runways like ground surveillance radar (ASE); but unlike ASDE, TAGS will perform in heavy precipitation and automatically acquire and display aircraft flight identity. The findings indicate that a TAGS deployment of between four and nine systems is cost/beneficial. The development plan, system costs, analysis approach and sensitivity analysis supporting the findings are provided.

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  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-9
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM