AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES
Military Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility (MTRACON)
Function. The MTRACON building contains equipment used for
controlling air traffic and is staffed by air traffic controllers and air
operations, administrative, and maintenance support personnel. The ASR, PAR,
PALS, transmitting and receiving sites, and navigation aids (NAVAIDS), which
are remotely located, are monitored and controlled in the MTRACON. The
and communications control equipment. An adjacent terminal equipment room
houses automation central (or terminal) equipment, maintenance positions and
audio/video tape recorders. An office for the FAA liaison officer is required
at joint operated Navy/FAA terminal radar approach control facilities.
Location. Locate the MTRACON building adjacent to the air traffic
control tower and aircraft operations building where siting requirements
Architectural and Structural Requirements. See Facility Plate
133-72 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3). Provide the following:
a) Removable, modular, access flooring in the IFR and terminal
equipment rooms with 18 inches of clearance provided between the floor panels
and subfloor to accommodate wiring and insulated piping. See par. 188.8.131.52.
A 9-foot clear ceiling height above accessible flooring.
Built-in workbenches and shelving in the terminal equipment
Facility and restroom areas readily accessible by the physically
e) Interior and exterior acoustical treatment to attain the room
criteria described in par. 2.3.1. Soft textured acoustical wall panels in the
IFR control room.
f) Cable troughs or conduits between the air traffic control tower
and the MTRACON for intrafacility cabling. The exact dimensions of the cable
trough or size and number of conduits are specified in the BESEP.
Windows. Do not provide windows in IFR or terminal equipment rooms.
Provide insulated glazing for noise reduction in administrative areas. Refer
to par. 2.3.10.