Accession Number:

ADA070775

Title:

Systems Integration: RNAV and the Upgraded Third Generation System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Dec 76,

Corporate Author:

CHAMPLAIN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES PALO ALTO CALIF

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

225.0

Abstract:

This document presents the results of an analysis of the features of the Upgraded Third Generation ATC System in a program of evaluation of the impact of the implementation of Area Navigation on the other features of the UG3RD System. This analysis includes evaluations of the impact of RNAV on the performance and costs of these UG3RD features and, in turn, their impact on the performance, costs and benefits attendant to the implementation of RNAV. As a part of this study of UG3RD System has been examined from the systems integration point of view. One result of the study is the establishment of the effects which RNAV could have on UG3RD feature implementation schedule tradeoffs and interactions. These judgements were based upon a study of the problems of the existing ATC system, and the capabilities of each UG3RD feature, including RNAV, for solving each of these problems. Overall RNAV implementation costs and benefits airline, general aviation, ATC system and airline passenger are projected annually to the year 2000. These annual figures have been discounted to present value totals 1976, according to guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget, and the resulting benefitcost ratios of RNAV are presented herein.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE