Accession Number:

ADA232985

Title:

Simulation of Quadruple Simultaneous Parallel ILS Approaches at D/FW. Phase 3

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1989-Aug 1990,

Corporate Author:

CTA INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

This study was part of an ongoing effort to evaluate plans for increasing air traffic capacity in the DallasFort Worth DFW area. The objective was to evaluate the traffic handling ability of controllers during Instrument Meteorological Conditions IMC for DFWs proposed quadruple parallel approach airport configuration using a real-time air traffic control ATC simulation. Both dual and quadruple simultaneous parallel Instrument Landing System ILS approaches were simulated with controllers monitoring approach traffic. Blunders were introduced by having simulated aircraft deviate toward adjacent localizers. Some of the blundering aircraft also simulated a loss of radio communication. The ability of the controllers to maintain distance between blundering aircraft and aircraft on parallel approaches was the central issue in the study. Additionally, a few runs evaluated the missed approach procedures with the controllers monitoring the departing and missed approach aircraft. Based upon the findings of the simulation, it was concluded that the quadruple simultaneous parallel ILS approach procedures are safe and workable for the airport configuration DFW tested. Therefore, the operations at DFW were recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE