Accession Number : ADA087018
Title : Air Traffic Management: Civil/Military Systems and Technologies.
Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings
Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Personal Author(s) : Pedder, I M ; Saganowich, Joseph T ; Seifert, Rudiger ; Och, Gunther ; Boone, James O
Report Date : Feb 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 303
Abstract : In the evolution of Air Traffic Control certain important phases can be identified. Until recently, these phases were usually characterized by the advent of a particular technical or technological development. A first phase which roughly covered the period 1930-1950 was characterized by manual operation, visual surveillance, time separation of aircraft, the use of radio for communication and low frequency aids for navigation. A second phase which extended, say, from the late 1950's until about 1970 was essentially characterized by the introduction and extensive use of two techniques: radar, both primary and secondary, for surveillance and VOR/DME for navigation. Then, from the late 1960's onwards, the introduction of the computer in to ATC opens a new era: flight plans and radar data processing, synthetic data displays and digital communications. In some systems, automation is already providing systematic back-up for the controller and this phase of automation is only just starting. In the early 1970's, a new and completely different phase started in parallel and is continuing. It is a phase not related to any particular technological developments but one born of concern shown by both the users of the airspace and the authorities responsible for the ATC services for economy and concern expressed by the community regarding the conservation of natural resources, in general, and the impact which further development of aviation can have on ecology, in particular. In this era, demands and constraints issued from various sources are no longer simple and may even contain some degree of contradiction. Consequently, present overall requirements for aviation operation have reached a high level of complexity.
Descriptors : *DATA LINKS , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS , *RADAR TRACKING , FLIGHT , PLANNING , SEPARATION , CIVIL AVIATION , AERONAUTICS , MANAGEMENT , AUTOMATION , NATO , HELICOPTERS
Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
Air Navigation and Guidance
Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE