Accession Number:

ADA024842

Title:

Joint US/UK Vortex Tracking Program at Heathrow International Airport. Volume I. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 74-Jan 76,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

From May 1974 through June 1975 the approach region to Runway 28R at Heathrow International Airport was equipped with aircraft wake vortex tracking equipment. The vortices from approximately 13000 aircraft were monitored along with the attendant meteorological conditions. The joint USUK project represents a major step in learning how vortices move and die in the terminal environment. An overview of the Heathrow project is given and it is shown how the project has significantly contributed to the capability to develop a vortex advisory system promising increased capacity through decreased aircraft separations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE