Study of Oceanic Airspace and Ground Network Configurations in Satellite Systems.
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP FALLS CHURCH VA
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The report presents the final results of a study of oceanic airspace and ground network configurations in satellite systems. The purpose of the study was to investigate the restructuring of oceanic ATC Air Traffic Control airspace jurisdictional boundaries in the presence of a satellite system and to identify those future ATC jurisdictional configurations and ground facilities networks which most effectively utilize the satellite capability to obtain ground segment cost savings. The study was exploratory in nature and focused on the 1980 time frame. The analysis was limited to specified North Atlantic and Pacific oceanic regions. The evaluation of postulated CTA Control Traffic Area configurations was based on a cost indicator model which provides an estimate of the relative costs for ground system capital investment and operation and maintenance. The study considered only satellite systems and focused on cost differences. Therefore, the cost indicator model omitted those ground system elements common to all satellite systems and included only those factors which would change with reorganization of airspace boundaries or reallocation of ground facility tasks. In addition, the report presents detailed descriptions of the study assumptions, the cost indicator model, and the evaluation techniques, as well as a number of ancilliary results regarding the technical and institutional environment of the oceanic aviation support system and the data base requirements encountered in performing the study. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance