THE LOCTRACS AIR TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Kenneth Bailey

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE TRADITIONAL PHILOSOPHY of air traffic control depended upon the ability of a pilot to see the traffic around him and take whatever evasive action seemed necessary to avoid collision with other aircraft. This so-called "see and be seen" procedure was at least workable, though perhaps not entirely satisfactory, when there were only a few thousand aircraft in the air space throughout the nation. Such aircraft as were in the air were all comparatively slow in relation to the hight-speed military and commercial jets of today.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 8
Pages: 497 - 506
Cite this article: Bailey, Kenneth, "THE LOCTRACS AIR TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 8, 1959, pp. 497-506.
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