Accession Number:

AD0673667

Title:

FLOW CONTROL - AN INVESTIGATION OF A TECHNIQUE FOR PREDICTING DEMAND AND SERVICE AT THE TERMINAL FACILITY.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The concept of the flow control function as a part of the Air Traffic Control ATC system includes a requirement for information about the volume of air traffic demand on the ATC system relative to the systems capacity for servicing such a demand. Furthermore, the information is needed sufficiently far in future time to permit action to be taken when a serious imbalance is predicted. The demand prediction process described in this report was based on two related hypotheses a air traffic demand on an airport is repetitive in nature such that historical operations data would be useful as a predictor and b operations information known to the Air Traffic Control ATC system would be a useful predictor. A computer program was developed which permitted joint use of the two predictors and, using sample data from a test case Washington National airport, the prediction model was evaluated. A companion program which was designed to provide service predictions took into account such environmental factors as weather and runway configuration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE