Accession Number:

ADA229606

Title:

Automated Flight Strip Management System Functional Description

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-19

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this document is to provide a functional description of the Automated Strip Management System ASMS. ASMS is designed to be an improvement over the current manual system of paper flight data strips, plastic holders, metal racks and felt-tip markers now employed in the Tower Cabs and TRACONS at major airports. The objectives for ASMS include improved coordination between controllers, a reduction of controller workload, and the automation of most manual record keeping procedures. ASMS will provide position-specific information to the controller when he or she needs it in a manner that displays the data in the most useable form for the controller to accomplish his or her job. ASMS will provide a better interface with controllers for data entry and transfer than exists with the present manual system, reducing the chance for errors and increasing productivity. Additionally, ASMS is intended to provide the Traffic Management Unit TMU in the Air Route Traffic Control Center ARTCC real time ground information suitable for traffic management, reducing or eliminating the requirement for voice communications. In addition to the objective listed above, the implementation ASMS at Logan Tower will remedy a deficiency in the existing system for passing Flight Progress Strip data for departing aircraft from the Tower Cab to the TRACON located in an adjacent building. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE