UNDER IFR CONDITIONS, AIRPORT CAPACITY IS CURRENTLY LIMITED BY FAA SEPARATION STANDARDS BETWEEN AIRCRAFT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,859.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1873
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics Inc.
P.o. Box 3073, Princeton, NJ, 08540
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ALAN J. BILANIN
() -
Business Contact:
Alan J. Bilanin
President & Senior Associate
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
UNDER IFR CONDITIONS, AIRPORT CAPACITY IS CURRENTLY LIMITED BY FAA SEPARATION STANDARDS BETWEEN AIRCRAFT. THESE STANDARDS ARE SET TO AVOID A LANDING ENCOUNTER WITH A VORTEX WAKE. IF AN ONBOARD VORTEX SENSOR AN ESCAPE SYSTEM COULD BE DEVELOPED WHICH IS BOTH RELIABLE AND INEXPENSIVE, THE A AVIATION COMMUNITY COULD BENEFIT BY DECREASED TERMINAL DELAYS WITHOUT COMPROMISING SAFETY. THE CONCEPT TO BE STUDIED WILL UTILIZE THE MEASURED RESPONSE OF AN AIRCRAFT AS A MEANS OF DETERMINING THE PROXIMITY OF A VORTEX WAKE AND THEN PROVIDE THE PILOT WITH ESCAPE MANEUVERS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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