THE INTEGRATION OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND AIR DEFENSE
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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The Federal Aviation Agency and the United States Air Force have taken definite steps toward the integration of air traffic control with air defense. Three of these steps are 1 the successful completion of an experiment called CHARM which demonstrated that the SAGE air defense system could assist the present air traffic control system 2 the formulation of a plan, based partly on CHARM results, to make use of nine SAGE super combat centers planned for operation in the mid-1960s to centralize integrated facilities and 3 the beginning of an experimental program called SATIN to test integration techniques and equipment. The SAGE direction center contains a large, high-speed, general purpose digital computer which centralizes the processing of radar data and coordinates the control of air defense weapons over an area several hundred miles square.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Antiaircraft Defense Systems