ATC CONCEPTS FOR SUPERSONIC VEHICLES. PART II - 1.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The simulation study investigated domestic and oceanic SST operations to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in a simulated alpha numeric system representing a 1970 ATC environment. The study experimented with ATC aiding SSTs to place acceleration overpressure in sterile or sparsely populated areas, transitioning SSTs to and from parallel one-way track systems above FL 430 and the use of alpha numerics and flight path projection. Results showed that alpha numerics and flight path projection will aid in controlling supersonic operations. More expeditious ATC handling for the SST is possible by the provision of parallel one-way routes whereas the assignment of the same routes to opposite direction SST traffic is undesirable. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance