Air Traffic at an Uncontrolled Airport and Expected Alert Rates for Collision Detection Logics
MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA
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To provide preliminary design data for refinement of the Automated Terminal Services ATS concept, a study of airport traffic was initiated. Data were acquired on aircraft behavior in a typical traffic pattern at Manassas Airport an uncontrolled, primarily general aviation airport. A time step computer model of the multi-aircraft traffic situation was generated. Various statistics of the traffic were extracted and potential collision warning logics exercised to determine alarm rates. The results have implications for both the effectiveness of airborne collision avoidance systems in the traffic pattern and of ground based concepts that include threat detection such as ATS.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Air Navigation and Guidance