Accession Number:

ADA148454

Title:

Air-to-Air Visual Acquisition Performance with TCAS (Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System) II.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-11-07

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The ability of pilots to visually acquire aircraft approaching on collision courses is analyzed using a mathematical model of visual acquisition. The model is calibrated by reference to subject pilot flight test data resulting from testing of the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System TCAS. Techniques are presented that allow the determination of the probability of visual acquisition for a range of intruder aircraft sizes and closing rates. The effect of visual range atmospheric visibility upon visual acquisition performance is analyzed. Originator-supplied keywords include Traffic alert.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE