AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EXPERIMENTATION AND EVALUATION WITH THE NASA ATS-6 SATELLITE. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program for air traffic control (ATC) experimentation and evaluation with the ATS-6 satellite was part of the Integrated ATS-6 L-Band Experiment. All tests were performed between September 1974 and April 1975. The U.S. DOT aeronautical program consisted of both ATC communications demonstration and technology tests. In support of the aeronautical satellite (AEROSAT) program, tests were designed to collect satellite-aircraft signal propagation data, evaluate L-band avionics hardware designs, and perform preliminary satellite voice and data communications demonstration tests.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, AD-A042 146.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    Systems Research and Development Service
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Protopapa, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA/RD-75-173-1 Final Rpt., TSC-FAA-76-22-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-707-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM