Air Traffic Control OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course on Air Traffic Control Systems by MIT

Published Mar 16, 2009

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'Air Traffic Control' examines the current systems in place for aircraft management and control. This course analyzes the present technology used in collision prevention, navigation and communication, as well as innovations for future systems. 'Air Traffic Control' is a free OpenCourseWare offered to graduate students of Aeronautics and Astronautics by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Air Traffic Control: Course Specifics

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Air Traffic Control: Course Description

Examining statistical data is very important when determining the system requirements of air traffic controllers across the globe. This OpenCourseWare covers many aspects of air traffic management, including regional passenger traffic and trends in aircraft size. Professor John Hansman educates students on the latest technology and procedures in surveillance, navigation and communication. This course breaks down the specifics of various navigation methods, including aero navigation systems, satellite systems and inertial navigation systems. The 'Air Traffic Control' OpenCourseWare also scrutinizes the field's operational procedures. In this course, students learn the intricacies of air traffic flow management. Students learn to balance incoming and outgoing travel in a safe and coordinated manner.

This OpenCourseWare includes a suggested reading list and free lecture notes by instructor John Hansman. To check out these free materials, visit the airspace safety course page.

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