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An Experimental Video Tracking System for Application in Air Traffic Control

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1 Author(s)
Leo F. Stinson ; National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center, Federal Aviation Agency, Atlantic City, N. J.

An experimental Video Tracking System has been developed by the Aviation Research and Development Service of the FAA for use in the control of aircraft operating in Transition-Terminal areas. This system communicates directly with a generalpuropse digital computer and is capable of generating and controlling 50 analog video trackers which can operate in either a Track-While-Scan or Rate-Aided mode. Additionally, the system provides aircraft position information to the computer for mathematical calculations of aircraft position errors, and processes computer-derived information for presentation on Plan Position Data Displays for controller use.

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IRE Transactions on Aerospace and Navigational Electronics  (Volume:ANE-9 ,  Issue: 4 )