Accession Number:

ADA270860

Title:

Final Report of the Air Traffic Evaluation of the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) Displays

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The Automated Surface Observing System ASOS is a weather collection and display system that will be installed in airport traffic control towers ATCTs and other strategic areas designated by the National Weather Service NWS. The ASOS system is being procured, installed, operated, and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA under a Memorandum of Agreement MOA. This report encompasses the results of the third evaluation of the limited production ASOS displays and the results of a followup ad hoc meeting after the evaluation was completed. The third ASOS evaluation was conducted at the Will Rogers World Airport, Ok Wiley Post Airport, Ok Tulsa International Airport, OK Lincoln Municipal Airport, NE Johnson County Airport, KS Rosecrans Memorial Airport, MO and Grand Island Airport, NE. On-site air traffic control ATC personnel evaluated the ASOS hardware keyboard and displays in an operational environment and then completed questionnaires provided by the FAA Technical Center. The completed questionnaires were then analyzed by Technical Center personnel with the results presented at the ad hoc meeting. It was recommended that new modifications be made to the Controller Video Display CVD and Operator Interface Device OID. These modifications were Prioritized with a short- and long-term schedule.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE