Accession Number:

AD0744722

Title:

The Calculation of Aircraft Collision Probabilities

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. fiscal year 1971

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The paper extends the statistical-probabilistic method of collision probability calculation, which has been limited to parallel, straight line flight paths, to arbitrary flight paths and vehicle shapes. The general formula is specialized to the cases of large relative velocity, non-zero relative velocity, zero relative velocity, and spherical collision surface. The formulas are applied to independent curved landing approaches to parallel runways.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE