A cost-effectiveness method that can help make air traffic control (ATC) system improvement decisions has been developed for use in making decisions among alternatives when different groups with conflicting objectives are involved. In this study, the choice of the measures of effectiveness and the development of the method make the use of the method possible by every interested group. All the measures of effectiveness are nondimensional so that all factors, tangible or intangible, can be included in the analysis; a weighting scheme is employed to incorporate the relative importance of objectives into the decision-making. After a decision has been reached within each group, the groups, under certain conditions, can arrive at a final decision by using the compromised suboptimization technique developed. Theoretical consideration of the problem resulted in a simple method for practical applications. An example is included to illustrate the application to ATC improvement of within-group decision-making. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 24-37
  • Monograph Title: Air travel and aviation facilities planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023769
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM