FIELD APPRAISAL OF THE STORED PROGRAM ALPHA NUMERIC BEACON SYSTEM (SPAN).
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The field appraisal of the Stored Program Alpha Numeric Beacon System SPAN was conducted in the high altitude airspace of the Indianapolis ARTIC Center between April 1965 and February 1966. The objective of the appraisal was to determine operational and technical requirements for a semi-automatic data processing and display system to track radar beacon targets with associated alpha-numeric flight data in an enroute environment. Appraisal activities were planned and conducted also to acquire field experience in the procedural application of the SPAN system. Observations of system performance by project personnel, leading to the results and statements contained herein, form the basis for this general report. Results, advantages and disadvantages are presented in this report as an overall view from an operational standpoint. Author
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