ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PLAN - AIRCRAFT WAKE VORTEX AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

The development plan describes the efforts to develop a wake vortex avoidance system (WVAS). The basic objective is a system to increase runway capacity by removing the capacity-restrictive large spacings now required between aircraft to avoid wake vortex hazards. In addition, through the use of vortex sensors, safety will be increased in the terminal area by warning of the existence of vortices in the aircraft approach and departure paths. The program consists of three major task areas: Sensor development, vortex behavior, and hazard definition. (Modified author abstract)

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ED-21-1 Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM