FUTURE AIR-GROUND-AIR COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEM INVESTIGATION. PART A: INTRODUCTION; PART F: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, VOLUME I.
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INC PARAMUS N J
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A sample of air and communication traffic data was taken from normally busy terminal and enroute controller positions in the FAA Eastern Region during selected heavy traffic periods. The raw data, taken from flight strips and communication tapes, was reduced using a computer program developed for the purpose. An analysis identified significant relationships between air traffic and communication traffic. The impact on communication traffic of other ATC environmental factors was also studied. Based on this analysis and on best available predictions of the future ATC environment and air traffic, post 1972 AGA communication traffic demands were projected. A communication subsystem capable of supporting this traffic and satisfying other requirements of future ATC AGA communications was synthesized. The necessary hardware is within the state of the art, but for the most part still requires development. A feasible, phased implementation plan for the development and introduction of the future subsystem is presented, together with preliminary budgetary cost estimates for the program. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Radio Communications