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AN INVESTIGATION OF ANALOGUE AIDS FOR MOBILE RAPCON CONTROLLERS
HAZELTINE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER INC INDIANAPOLIS IND
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A design study was directed toward the introduction of simple, lightweight analogue devices to improve the operational performance of Mobile USAF Radar Approach Control RAPCON facilities. Special emphasis was placed upon the need for scheduling spacing, and guiding high performance aircraft returning from high priority missions. Operational requirements are outlined and designs are presented for an Approach Scheduling Control ASCON Computer, an Approach Spacing Computer, and a Tangential Approach Computer. The study was supplemented by the construction of a breadboard model of the Approach Spacing Computer, for testing and evaluation. Author
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