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Positive identification of aircraft on surface movement areas: results of FAA trials
Author(s): Rick Castaldo; Carl Evers; Alexander B. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Current operational airport surface surveillance systems do not positively identify aircraft as unique targets. Air Traffic Controllers are instead presented with a primary radar picture showing all traffic on the airport movement area. The FAA is evaluating different types of systems that will add the aircraft's call-sign or flight number to the radar image thereby allowing controllers to positively identify individual aircraft at all times. This paper describes the development, implementation, and testing of the Airport Surface Target Identification System, and presents results of initial trials conducted at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2737, Air Traffic Control Technologies II, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241064
Show Author Affiliations
Rick Castaldo, Federal Aviation Administration (United States)
Carl Evers, Rannoch Corp. (United States)
Alexander B. Smith, Rannoch Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2737:
Air Traffic Control Technologies II
Robert G. Otto; James Lenz; Russell Targ, Editor(s)

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