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Guidance concepts for time-based flight operationsAirport congestion and the associated delays are severe in today's airspace system and are expected to increase. NASA and the FAA is investigating various methods of alleviating this problem through new technology and operational procedures. One concept for improving airspace productivity is time-based control of aircraft. Research to date has focused primarily on the development of time-based flight management systems and Air Traffic Control operational procedures. Flight operations may, however, require special onboard guidance in order to satisfy the Air Traffic Control imposed time constraints. The results are presented of a simulation study aimed at evaluating several time-based guidance concepts in terms of tracking performance, pilot workload, and subjective preference. The guidance concepts tested varied in complexity from simple digital time-error feedback to an advanced time-referenced-energy guidance scheme.
Document ID
19910001680
Document Type
Other
Authors
Vicroy, Dan D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: AGARD, Aircraft Trajectories: Computation, Prediction, Control, Volume 2: Air Traffic Handling and Ground-Based Guidance of Aircraft. Part 4: Air Traffic Handling. Part 5: Guidance of Aircraft in a Time-Based Constrained Environment. Surveillance. Part 7: Meteorological Forecasts. Part 8: Aircraft Operation in Air Traffic Handling Simulation
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND NAVIGATION
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