This Engineering and Development Program Plan defines the current research efforts investigating the wake vortex phenomenon. The overall objectives of the program are the design, development, testing, and prototyping of a system(s) to increase runway capacity by minimizing wake vortex effects as an impediment to efficient and effective traffic management in the terminal environment. The plan identifies and discusses the three major work areas: Vortex Advisory System, Wake Vortex Avoidance System, and Vortex Alleviation Research. Prior developments and related research are reviewed and future research requirements identified. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes Rept. No. FAA-ED-21-1 dated Feb 73, AD-760-636.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ED-21-1A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM