Computer B (National Airspace System - Automated Radar Terminal Systems) Communications Support.
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The National Airspace Data Interchange Network NADIN is being developed, in its initial phases, as a common data communications network that will integrate various FAA communications serivces, specifically those involved in the exchange of information pertaining to air traffic control. The initial design was specifically directed to the absorption of the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network AFTN, NASNET, and most of Service B. The design also provided for the expansion of NADIN facilies and circuits as to accommodate growth, in terms of requirements for both included services and additional services. Concurrenlty with efforts to implement the initial NADIN design, efforts have been direct to the analysis have two major objectives. First, they are to determine if the integration of the specific service into NADIN is costbeneficial. Second, they ar to determine the specific enhancements to NADIN that would be required to absorb that service. These efforts have already led to the modification of the NADIN specification to include communications support for the Flight Service Automation System FSAS, Flight Data InputOutput FDIO equipment, Automated Flow Control AFC, and the National Flight Data Center Information System NFDCIS. Current FAA plans call for NADIN to be operational in late 1983. Studies of further possible enhancments are continuing. This report documents such an analysis conducted with respect to the Computer B NAS-ARTS service.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Non-Radio Communications