Accession Number:

AD0408622

Title:

THE INTEGRATION OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND AIR DEFENSE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE