It was only a small step to a radar that could tell a ground controller
the position of an aircraft, allowing that controller to talk the pilot down.
As VF-31 and VF-213 conduct the final deployment of the F-14 Tomcat, on board Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), their aircraft are now equipped to provide real-time reconnaissance and target identification data to forward ground controllers
The new system allows forward ground controllers
to see what the aircraft is seeing in real time," said Lt.
Astronauts and ground controllers
would be able to communicate with the spacecraft and monitor its ``vital signs'' remotely.
Search helicopters spotted the crash site some three hours after the plane lost contact with ground controllers
The test successfully demonstrated the unique Block IV weapon system communication capability between Tucson, tactical ground controllers
and the in-flight missile.
Researchers are also testing smart structures, materials embedded with computerized sensors that would alert the crew and ground controllers
to sudden problems and suggest a fix.
The Swedavia data communication system--based on VHF Data Link (VDL)-Mode 4 technology--also supplied the same information to the ground controllers
using Raytheon displays in the operational CNS/ATM system at Ulan Bator International Airport.
Instead of firing the Mir's engines to bring the space station to a lower orbit, ground controllers
would now wait for the Mir to descend to a lower altitude by its own gravitational weight before firing the engines that would send it plunging into the Pacific.
As currently planned, safety pilots will only intervene during take-off and landing or in the event of an emergency, and the vehicle will fly autonomous, pre-programmed routes with ground controllers
able to datalink real-time course corrections in response to air-traffic-control instructions.
I grasped the authors' conclusions that KAL 007's radio reports were designed to fool ground controllers
that the plane was on Course and on time and that another Korean airliner might have been helping relay false information as part of a conspiracy.
at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida called off the landing minutes before they started the procedure.