Accession Number:

ADA230397

Title:

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Benefit and Cost Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

MITECH INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This study is a benefit and cost analysis of the economic and operational impacts of automatic dependent surveillance ADS. The ADS function is currently under development and is designed to use satellite communications and advanced air traffic control ATC automation to improve air traffic services in oceanic and other airspaces. ADS will provide direct communication between pilots and air traffic controllers and enhanced ATC flight monitoring and airspace management capabilities. The study identifies the operational benefits and implementation requirements of ADS and analyzes their potential impacts on users and providers of air traffic services. Potential safety benefits are qualitatively assessed. Potential cost savings due to ADS operations are quantitatively estimated as are ADS system implementation costs. The expenditures considered in the analysis include user flight operating costs, air-ground communication user costs, aircraft ADS communication equipage costs, and ATC system enhancement costs. The study examines ADS implementation and potential operational impacts for the North Atlantic and Pacific oceanic areas. The resulting estimated cost savings due to ADS exceed the estimated implementation costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE