Accession Number:

AD0422853

Title:

TEST RESULTS OF THE TERMINAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LABORATORY SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1963-09-23

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Terminal Air Traffic Control TATC project represents an attempt to produce in the laboratory the phenomena which occur in man-machine, information-processing systems. The essential aspect of the procedure is to create the complex environment within which such systems operate, to manipulate this environment, and to observe how the system responds in an effort to achieve its mission. The instrument which makes this technique possible is the high- speed digital computer, for only through its use can these complex environments be simulated, manipulated, and controlled. The results of the experience with TATC indicate that significant system phenomena can be studied in the laboratory thereby contributing to the development of a science of systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE