MAXIMUM NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT IN A.T.C. SYSTEM

Winslow Palmer

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The purpose of an air traffic control system is to expedite the flow of traffic and avoid congestion by scheduling the arrival and departure of aircraft to and from the airports and by defining the paths followed by individual aircraft so that they can proceed to their destinations without interference with one another. To accompli:mh this, a control zone may be established7 ordinarily centered on an airport as a rr+m of greatest congestion, and a contrl system be set up which will keep track of the position of all aircraft in the control zone and direct their maneuvers so as to prevent conflicts in the paths being followed and expedite the movement of traffic.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 1&2
Pages: 45 - 49
Cite this article: Palmer, Winslow, "MAXIMUM NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT IN A.T.C. SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 1&2, 1951, pp. 45-49.
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