Accession Number:

AD0603426

Title:

ATC COMPUTATIONAL AID FACILITY PREDICTED PATHS.

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Corporate Author:

AVCO CORP CINCINNATI OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

499.0

Abstract:

The main effort of this study was the design and breadboarding of the predicted paths computer and its displays. The computer used is a high-speed, iterative, analog computing technique that can readily solve and display the solutions to sixteen approach or departure aircraft flights. A novel Time Situation Display depicts in graphic form the time and distance separation on final approach. A Nixie readout permits the determination of computed curentor future heading or altitude. A control and display technique permits the determination of future position and possible altitude conflicts. Moving short-line segments on a radar PPI depict the current computed position of each aircraft flight and provides the air traffic controller with a flight plan and performance check on the progress of each flight in the terminal area. The analog radar simulator uses real time analog simulation of an aircraft in the terminal area, either arrival or departure. A highly realistic representation of target performance is provided considering aircraft performance in its various flight configurations in the terminal area. The simulator controls have been highly automated so that one operator should be able to simultaneously control up to five simulators. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE