THE CHARM SYSTEM OPERATION AND RESULTS
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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CHARM was an experimental vehicle designed to study the problems of air traffic controlair defense integration. It was an early, if not the first, application of high-speed data processing techniques, such as those developed in the SAGE air defense system, to the en route air traffic control problem. This document presents an over-all review of the results of operating the CHARM System from December 1958 through May 1959. Significant statistical data were not gathered the Whirlwind I computer was shut down prior to the start of a compre hensive test series designed to gather quantita tive data, and most of the normal periods of system operation were devoted to demonstrations of CHARM to representatives of government agencies and industry. The necessarily dif ferent mode of operation required for demon strations made it impossible to collect detailed or useful data.
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