16.72 Air Traffic Control


Class Info

Introduces the various aspects of present and future Air Traffic Control systems. Descriptions of the present system: systems-analysis approach to problems of capacity and safety; surveillance, including NAS and ARTS; navigation subsystem technology; aircraft guidance and control; communications; collision avoidance systems; sequencing and spacing in terminal areas; future directions and development; critical discussion of past proposals and of probable future problem areas. Requires term paper.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.72 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by H. Balakrishnan.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 33-422.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Air Traffic Control site or on the 16.72 Stellar site.

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