Accession Number:

ADA310610

Title:

A National Airspace System Performance Analysis Capability (NASPAC) Evaluation of the Impacts of the Center-(TRACON) Terminal Radar Approach Control Automation System (CTAS) on. Airport Capacity,

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This report documents the results and analysis of the Center-Terminal Radar Approach Control TRACON Automatic System CTAS on National Airspace System NAS performance. The NAS Performance Analysis Capability NASPAC Simulation Modeling System SMS was used to evaluate the impact CTAS would have on system level performance. Simulations were developed that included the effects CTAS would have on airport capacity and compared against simulations that did not include CTAS. Measures of delay and cost of delay were used as key metrics in the analysis. The results indicate that the deployment of CTAS would reduce operational delay and passenger delay by 34,405 and 2,277 hours respectively in 2005. These savings translate into nearly 100 million dollars.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE