SYST 460/560 FALL 2009
Introduction to Air
Traffic Control (ATC) is for those who plan professions in the air
transportation industry. Surveys the entire field, presenting the
history of ATC and how it came to be as it is, the technology on which
the system is based, the procedures used by controllers to meet the
safety and efficiency goals of the system, the organizational structure
of the FAA, challenges facing the system, and means under investigation
to meet these challenges. Fieldwork will be required to acquire and
analyze airport operational data.
* Dates all tentative, subject to change without notice.Text Books:
1. Airport Systems: Planning, Design and Management – Richard deNeufville, Amadeo Odoni (2003) ISBN 10-0-07-138477-4
(Note: This book is the text-book for the follow-on course OR750/SYST660)
2. Terminal Chaos (AIAA, Library of Flight) George Donohue and Russel D. Shaver III. ISBN – 978-1-56347-949-6
3. Air Transportation Systems Engineering (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, 193). George L.Donohue and Andres G. Zellweger (Editors), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA, 2001.
4. Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control – Michael S.Nolan ISBN 0-534-39388-8
5. How to Become a Pilot – FAA
6. Private Pilot – Jepperson
7. Understanding Mathematics for Aircraft Navigation – James S. Wolper
8. Flying the Big Jest – Stanley Stewart
9. Optimizing Jet Transport Efficiency – Carlos E. Padilla
10. Airport Operations – Norman Ashford, H.P. Martin Stanton
11. Air Traffic Control. Order 7110.65P, Federal Aviation Administation, February 2004.
12. FAA Airport Capacity Benchmark Report 2004. Federal Aviation Administation, 2004.
13. Flight to the future : Human Factors of Air Traffic Control. Christopher D. Wickens, Anne S. Mavor, and James, P. McGee, editors ; Panel on Human Factors in Air Traffic Control Automation, National Academy Press, 1997.
14. Airline Operations Research, by Dusan Teodorovic. Gordon Breach Publishers, 1991.
15. Air Transport Systems Analysis and Modelling (Transportation Studies), by Milan Janic, Gordon Breach Inc., 2001.
16. Transportation Demand Analysis. Adib Kanafani. McGraw-Hill, 1983.
17. Issues in Air Transportation and Airport Management, TRB 1094, Transportation Research Board, 1986.
18. Integrated Noise Model User's Manual V. 6.0. Federal Aviation Administration - ATAC, 2000.
19. National Airspace System Plan 4.0, FAA, March 1999.
20. Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril, Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050, Studies and Information Services, National Research Council (NRC).
Students will learn the necessary basic knowledge in air traffic management of the air transportation system. This course prepares students for work in the industry and for conduct of graduate studies and research.
Relationship to Other Courses:
This is a required course for graduate students in air transportation systems. This course is prerequisite for OR750/SYST660.
Expectations for Student Participation:
This course material is dominated by knowledge (facts). As a consequence, it is expected that each student spend 30 minutes (min) each day testing their knowledge on the subject of the prior week using the Test Question Data-bank. Remember, “learning takes place at the time of failure of expectation.” This expectation is required of each student.
* Student obligations:
* Complete reading assignments and complete workbooks
* Homework/quiz turned in at start of class
* Late penalty 10%
* Mid-term Exams (Closed book)
* Final Exam (Closed-book)
* Field trips
* Homework/Quizzes (25%)
* Mid-term Exam 1 (25%)
* Mid-term Exam 2 (25%)
* Final Exam (25%)
Honor Code strictly enforced.
Suspected violations will be reported
Wed 4pm – 6pm, Room 4507, Engineering Building, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-993-1711