Accession Number:

ADA037790

Title:

Airport Surface Traffic Control Tags Planning Alternatives and Cost/Benefit Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 75-Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The findings of a costbenefit analysis of the deployment of a new airport ground surveillance system TAGS Tower Automated Ground Surveillance are presented. TAGS will provide a plan view display of aircraft on the airports taxiways and runways like ground surveillance radar ASDE but unlike ASDE, TAGS will perform in heavy precipitation and automatically acquire and display aircraft flight identity. The findings indicate that a TAGS deployment of between four and nine systems is costbeneficial. The development plan, system costs, analysis appraoch and sensitivity analysis supporting the findings are provided. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE