INVESTIGATIONS TO SUPPORT PHASE I OF THE USAF MIDAIR PREVENTION SYSTEMS PROGRAM (MAPS)

The objectives of the study presented in this report were to: further define USAF requirements and objectives in reducing midair collisions; establish organizational relationships and participation in midair prevention efforts; investigate possible alternative methods to reduce USAF midair collisions; and further define follow-on phases of the Midair Prevention Systems (MAPS) program that the USAF could undertake to reduce midair collision potential. This report provides background information and analysis on the midair collision experiences of the USAF from 1968 through June 1977 and the near midair collision experiences from 1975 through June 1977. The midair and near midair collision information is analyzed from many different aspects such as altitude, type flight plan, category of aircraft, mission activity, commands, and phase of flight. Midair collision programs were identified and actions that could be taken by the USAF to reduce midair collision potential are specified. This report also identifies various organizations that would be involved with the USAF midair problem and identifies their relationships in attempting to reduce the midair potential. The report also discusses the FAA and civilian viewpoints and activities as they relate to midair collision prevention. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21401
  • Authors:
    • Crum, F
    • Haspert, K
    • Kowalski, S
    • Sullivan, N
    • Underwood, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1924-01-1-1676 Final Rpt., ASD-TR-77-76
  • Contract Numbers: F09603-77-A-3104
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM