Accession Number:

ADA048306

Title:

Characterization of Current Tower Cab Environments.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan-Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

206.0

Abstract:

This report describes the general tower cab environment in terms of a the evolution of the tower cab, current cab classification and staffing levels, and the basic flow of ATC data relevant to cab operations, b a breakdown of functions performed by tower cab personnel, the basic equipment used to perform those functions, and allocation of equipment and responsibilities to various controller positions, and c current tower-related systems and procedures, including airspace surveillance, surface surveillance, flight data handling and the role of the flight progress strip, airground communications, the data processing and display systems, weather related systems, and current landing systems. The equipments covered included the Airspace Surveillance Radar ASR, Brite Radar Indicator Equipment BRITE, Airport Surveillance Detection equipment ASDE-2, the NUBRITE display, Display Enhancement Unit DEU, Flight Data Entry and Printout equipment FDEP, basic radar PPI, TPX-42 automation and ARTS II and ARTS III displays, Runway Visual Range RVR and Runway Visual Value RVV equipment, various altimeters, etc.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE