This paper discusses porous friction runway overlay as an alternative to runway grooving (for solution of the wet runway braking problem), airport surface traffic control system (STRACS), taxiway guidance lighting, taxi guidance signs, operational considerations and taxiway markers. A porous overlay was constructed at the Naval Air Station, Dallas where jet aircraft with tire pressures exceeding 200 lb/sq in operate regularly. The STRACS developed for Kennedy International Airport is described. Experience with taxiway centerline lighting is recounted. Considerable experimentation led to the development of a color coding concept for 3 types of signs: red, yellow and green background for mandatory, information, and convenience signs respectively. A taxiway marker (which meets all requirements) is described which consists of a blue, cylindrical tube, 2 ft x 2-3/4 in. in diameter inserted into the ground in the same pattern as that used for taxiway edge lights.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Achitoff, L
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Pagination: p. 29
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  • Accession Number: 00155514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM