EVALUATION OF A PROTOTYPE ADVANCED TAXIWAY GUIDANCE SYSTEM (ATGS)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Aviation Research, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, AAR-410 has designed, installed, and elevated a prototype Advanced Taxiway Guidance System (ATGS) at the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY). The principal feature of this prototype is automatically controlled taxiway lighting, which is used to provide improved surface route guidance to taxiing aircraft. The system automatically illuminates a specific taxiway route for each arrival and departure thus reducing the chances of an aircraft making a wrong turn. The system is also designed to detect and provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) alarms for potential runway incursions, pilot route deviations and route conflicts between aircraft.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AR-TN00/9
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2000 12:00AM