RESULTS OF THE ATA CAS FLIGHT TEST PROGRAM

Martin J. Borrok and David C. Rider

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE COLLISION AVOIDAWE System Flight Test and Evaluation Program was conducted by the Martin Marietta, Baltimore Division, under contract with the Air Transport Association of America. The purpose of the test program was to evaluate the compatibility and effectiveness of the Collision Avoidance System as set forth in the airline industry CAS specification, ANTC Report No. 117. CAS equipments designed and built by three companies, Bendix Avionics, McDonnell Douglas and joint team of Sierra Research Corporation and Wilcox Electric Company, were furnished for this test and evaluation program. A total of 1‘24 CllS test flights (greater than 300 flight hours) were flown from 6 June 1969 to 19 November 1969. From the total 124 flights, 75 flights (210 flight hours) yielded sufficient quantitative data for adequate analysis of the CBS. Approximately 260 intercepts, the majority involving two aircraft encounters, were flown. Test results from this program show that CAS operating normally in the synchronized mode, per ANTC 117 specification, provide the proper pilot command in adequate time to perform the evasive action to prevent a potential midair collision.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 17, Number 3
Pages: 278 - 289
Cite this article: Borrok, Martin J., Rider, David C., "RESULTS OF THE ATA CAS FLIGHT TEST PROGRAM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 1970, pp. 278-289.
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