Aircraft collision avoidance system
LaFrey, Raymond R. Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, Massachusetts.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Collision avoidance system (CAS) logic
- Pilot displays
- Development areas
- Related Primary Literature
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A device that reduces the risk of midair collision by providing advisories to the flight crew. It is known in the United States as a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), and operates independently of the ground-based air-traffic control system to provide a safety net should normal separation standards be jeopardized. See also: Air-traffic control
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