Accession Number:

AD0285218

Title:

THE DATA FLOW ANALYSIS OF A MOBILE ATC AID

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ELECTRONICS AND ORDNANCE DIV AVCO CORP CINCINNATI OHIO

Report Date:

1962-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An analysis of internal data flow of Air Traffic Control Central ANTSW-5 modified to include a flight path prediction computer and a time schedule display unit indicates that the modified semiautomatic shelter operations are improved in the following ways improved controller ability to efficiently interleave arriving and departing aircraft improved controller cognizance of the entire traffic situation improved operational effectiveness under jamming an acceptance rate in excess of 50 aircraft per hr by the ANTSQ-47 additional tools and means to compensate for failure of radar or other navigational aids are provided controllers become proficient at an earlier time in the training experience cycle and the decision making task load on the entire ANTSW-5 control team is reduced. With computer path-prediction and scheduling provided, the communication channel load factor is less than 70 at all controller positions when handling 50 approaches per hr. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE