Henry A. Thomas

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Abstract: The enormous increase in air traffic since World War II has created a condition that has reached critical proportions. The number of mid-air collisions is becoming greater as the increase in civil and military air traffic outpaces the currently outmoded traffic control facilities. Much of the airway congestion, especially in high-density terminal areas, can be attributed to the lack of adequate electronic ground facilities. A partial solution to the air traffic control problem is fuller utilization of ground-based radar. Long-range military radar, with ranges up to 300 nautical miles, has been developed and could prove extremely useful in increasing the safe capacity of the airways along high-traffic density routes. The development of this longrange radar and the recent development of an adequate means of supplementing the radar scope with additional map information has significantly increased the potential effectiveness of ground-based radar as an efficient and practical aid to air traffic control.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 2
Pages: 116 - 119
Cite this article: Thomas, Henry A., "AERONAUTICAL VIDEO PLATES", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1958, pp. 116-119.
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