Voice Switching and Control System (VSCS)

Bill Elliott, Harris

The Voice Switching and Control System (VSCS) is a turn-key program for the FAA that is upgrading air-to-ground and ground-to-ground communications capabilities at 22 non-military Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) in the US.

After more than 10 years of development, testing, and installation the VSCS program is nearing completion. This has been one of the largest and most complex programs ever undertaken by Harris. Topics to be discussed include an overview of airspace management and a VSCS system overview.

About the speaker

Bill Elliott is the Software Engineering Manager for Transportation Management Systems Business Area Team of the Information Systems Division at Harris Corporation, and longtime VSCS Chief Software Engineer. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BSEE and later earned a MSCS from Florida Tech. Together, he and Dr. Schneider of Florida Tech hold US Patent No 5214653 for the Fault Finder Expert System. Bill Elliott has been with Harris for 20 years and has experience in both Hardware and Software design.

Philip Chan, pkc@cs.fit.edu
Last modified: Fri Mar 13 18:46:11 EST 1998