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.
- From AGARD, Plans and Developments for Air Traffic Systems.
Advisory Group for Aeronautical Res & Dev - NATO7 Rue Ancelle
92 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
- Harris, R M
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Air traffic control; Airport capacity; Airspace (Aeronautics); Airspace (Law); Enroute traffic control; Highway traffic control; Information processing; Links (Networks); Radar; Technology
- Old TRIS Terms: Enroute traffic control system; Linkage; Third generation systems
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00155817
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM