Python for air traffic control?

Roman Suzi rnd at
Tue Jul 3 14:23:41 CEST 2001

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Will Ware wrote:

>Carlos Ribeiro (cribeiro at wrote:
>> ...the problem in air traffic
>> control is *not* how to map airplane positions using radar input; is how to
>> calculate paths and coordinate communications with dozens, or even
>> hundreds, of airplanes, while following *very* strict safety rules that
>> tell how to solve conflicts that arise all the time. You have to manage the
>> queues for takeoff and landing, keeping everything in sync to make the most
>> of precious time.  ...there are several "lanes" in air
>> space, defined by the authorities. The use of the radio frequencies must
>> also be managed by the tower to make sure that there are not any undesired
>> interference between different airplanes...

There is a little game in bsd-games package which is called atc.
With it is real to feel what is ATC in busy area...

Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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