SIMULATION OF THE UNCONTROLLED TERMINAL AREA AIR TRAFFIC TO EVALUATE THE "SEE AND AVOID" CONCEPT

This paper describes a Monte-Carlo simulation procedure which has been developed to measure the pilot's ability to detect other aircraft in potential mid-air collision situations in the uncontrolled terminal area. Actual radar tracking data obtained at several uncontrolled airports were used to determine statistical descriptions of typical three-dimensional aircraft paths within the constraints of the particular local procedure in effect. Results of these analyses are incorporated into a traffic generation model designed to produce statistically valid pairs of aircraft tracks in collision situations. A method of analyzing a statistically significant set of these pairs in collision from the stand point of detectability is described. The results presented do not include any evaluations of particular patterns and procedures but are limited to a description of the Monte-Carlo analysis procedure and the associated uncontrolled airport environment aircraft path simulation model.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 275-279

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  • Accession Number: 00183986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 8 Part 1 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM