FORECAST OF THE GENERAL AVIATION AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE 1980'S

The critical information required for the design of a reliable, low cost, advanced avionics system which would enhance the safety and utility of general aviation is stipulated. Sufficient data is accumulated upon which industry can base the design of a reasonably priced system having the capability required by general aviation in and beyond the 1980's. The key features of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system are: a discrete address beacon system, a separation assurance system, area navigation, a microwave landing system, upgraded ATC automation, airport surface traffic control, a wake vortex avoidance system, flight service stations, and aeronautical satellites. The critical parameters that are necessary for component design are identified. The four primary functions of ATC (control, surveillance, navigation, and communication) and their impact on the onboard avionics system design are assessed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Systems, Incorporated

    One Vine Brook Park
    Burlington, MA  USA  01803
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, W C
    • Hollister, W M
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-137909 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-9067
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM