Automated TCA monitor system for air traffic control

Chin E. Lin, K. L. Chen

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This paper presents a real time monitor system as an aid to air traffic controller in a terminal control area (TCA). The proposed monitor system is composed of a mathematical algorithm and a knowledge-based system to check real time aircraft data from radar data processor (RDP) with flight route constraints in a TCA. The flight route constraints are generated according to flight routes by different arrival and departure methods, TCA geographical conditions, real time weather conditions and other conditions which are significant to flight safety. Linear extrapolations of aircraft position data are calculated to examine constraint violations. The output of TCA monitor system in flashing mode or tone mode alerts the TCA controllers for hazardous condition in advance. Using the proposed TCA monitor system, flight safety in a TCA can be improved, and ATC controller load can also be reduced. In this paper, real time simulations for different cases are tested on a personal computer for demonstration.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1994 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON 1994). Part 1 (of 2) - Dayton, OH, USA
Duration: 1994 May 231994 May 27


OtherProceedings of the IEEE 1994 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON 1994). Part 1 (of 2)
CityDayton, OH, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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