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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zoa|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zoa|
tracon : n90
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller non radar : 3|
controller radar : 8
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Today the oceanic odaps system was purposely taken down for a 'warm start' in an attempt to fix a pvd problem which was isolated to sector OC7. I was working sectors OC3/4 and had OC9A and B assigned to me also. My pvd was dysfunctional. My CRT/FD10 was also dysfunctional. During this time, I received messages via the commercial radio printer. Due to the fpa assignment, I did not receive progress reports on 2 aircraft at position epact or at position newel. This situation is unsatisfactory and compromises air safety. An example of a pvd outage occurred on jun/xx/94 and is documented on a vcr and in a NASA report.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ATC EQUIP PROB RADAR PVD SCOPE AND FDIO OTS.
Narrative: TODAY THE OCEANIC ODAPS SYS WAS PURPOSELY TAKEN DOWN FOR A 'WARM START' IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIX A PVD PROB WHICH WAS ISOLATED TO SECTOR OC7. I WAS WORKING SECTORS OC3/4 AND HAD OC9A AND B ASSIGNED TO ME ALSO. MY PVD WAS DYSFUNCTIONAL. MY CRT/FD10 WAS ALSO DYSFUNCTIONAL. DURING THIS TIME, I RECEIVED MESSAGES VIA THE COMMERCIAL RADIO PRINTER. DUE TO THE FPA ASSIGNMENT, I DID NOT RECEIVE PROGRESS RPTS ON 2 ACFT AT POS EPACT OR AT POS NEWEL. THIS SIT IS UNSATISFACTORY AND COMPROMISES AIR SAFETY. AN EXAMPLE OF A PVD OUTAGE OCCURRED ON JUN/XX/94 AND IS DOCUMENTED ON A VCR AND IN A NASA RPT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.