National Airspace System Microfiche Pilot Project.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
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The original impetus for this project came from the Computer Program production tools task. The approach chosen was to provide microfiche readers and readerprinters to representative test sites. Participants were the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center ARTCC, Houston ARTCC, and Houston Intercontinental Tower, as well as the Air Traffic Service AAT-500 and Airway Facilities Service AAF-600 elements located at NAFEC. AAT-500 and AAF-600 supplied the documentation for the microfiche distribution tests. During the course of this study approximately eighty thousand pages of documentation were photographed and another eighty thousand pages of computer listings were produced using the computer output to microfiche COM technique. Microfiche Production culminated with the delivery of the complete documentation for the A3d2.1 Enroute and the A0.9 Terminal Systems. The users had mixed reactions to a microfiche documentation system. In general there was acceptance of the printed documentation but resistance to the computer listings on microfiche. The problems encountered in addition to the obvious one of not being able to annotate film can, for the most part, be overcome with better control over the production facility. These problems included poor turn-around time and a need to educate the contractor in the unique aspects of FAA documentation. Author
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Information Science