Accession Number:

AD0262010

Title:

SIMULATION TESTS OF DATA PROCESSING CENTRAL (DPC) MISSED-APPROACH AND TERMINAL AREA

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NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Test results indicated that the missed-approach display described in AMB-58-2 could be eliminated and its function absorbed by the missed-approach route display which indicates the status of unassigned arrival slots pictorially. However, additional information will be required by the controller if arrival slots are not available and delay at a missed-approach holding fix is anticipated. From an operational standpoint, it wouldAPPEAR MORE COMPATIBLE WITH PRESENT PROCEDURES IF THE MISSED-APPROACH DISPLAY WAS RELOCATED FROM THE ARRIVAL TO THE DEPARTURE PLAN POSITION INDICATOR RADAR SCOPE. Controller opinion indicated that a single controller could not handle both departure and missed-approach aircraft with the volume of traffic simulated. During the initial course of the study, it was found that, if fixed time separation was a requirement 2 minutes was used to provide a minimum of 3 miles separation, it would be better to have the point at which the aircraft were scheduled to pass at equal intervals to be on the localizer course rather than at touchdown. For the traffic sample used in simulation, the schedule point was 3 miles from touchdown or approximately at the Idlewild outer marker. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE