FUTURE ATC TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS AND THE IMPACT ON AIRPORT CAPACITY

The United States is presently in its third generation of air traffic control systems and techonology. This third generation system is the first nationwide application of modern computer based technology to the management of traffic in the national airspace system. Twenty NAS Stage A enroute installations are now in place at the domestic air route traffic control centers. in addition, 61 automated radar terminal systems are now installed and operational in the major terminal areas. Linkages between these onroute and terminal facilities are presently being established and verified. Upon completion of the installation and testing the U.S.A. will have operational a large scale, semi-automated capability to provide highly improved ATC services for domestic medium, high altitude, and terminal airspace.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From AGARD, Plans and Developments for Air Traffic Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Group for Aeronautical Res & Dev - NATO

    7 Rue Ancelle
    92 Neuilly-sur-Seine,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Harris, R M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM