Accession Number : ADA263135


Title :   The Dependent Converging Instrument Approach Procedure: An Analysis of its Safety and Applicability


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Arthur P , III ; Barker, David R ; Mundra, Anand D ; Dorfman, Gerald A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263135.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 197


Abstract : When an airport experiences low ceiling or visibility conditions the arrival capacity is significantly reduced. This is particularly true at airports that use both their main runway and their crosswind runway in Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC). The consequence of this is an increase in delays. A concept for continuing to conduct approaches in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) to converging runways has been proposed which calls for coordinating the approaches to the two runways such that a stagger between the aircraft is maintained. This procedure is known as Dependent Converging Instrument Approaches (DCIA). This paper develops a DCIA procedure applicable to any runway geometry. The procedure is defined and modeled to capture its safety critical aspects. From this analysis recommendations are made concerning the stagger values and other factors relevant to applying this procedure safely.... Dependent converging instrument approaches, DCIA, Safety analysis, Converging runway display aid, CPDA, Missed approaches, Separation standards.


Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA , *RUNWAYS , *VISUAL FLIGHT RULES , *APPROACH , AIRCRAFT , VISIBILITY , DELAY , GEOMETRY , VALUE , IMAGE MOTION COMPENSATION , CROSSWINDS , CEILING , PAPER , AIRPORTS , ARRIVAL , SEPARATION , STANDARDS , SAFETY , AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE