Accession Number : AD0282224

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE AIR-TO-AIR TACAN RANGING SYSTEM FIELD MODIFICATION KITS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AERONAUTICAL ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shames,Oscar

Report Date : 11 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Two methods of implementing air-to-air TACAN ranging via a field kit modificatio of radio set AN/ARN-21B were compared. One method followed closely the techniques previously employed by NAVAIRDEVCEN in the original airto-air TACAN ra ging conception. The other method utilized later state of the art techniques including a solid state modulator, to accomplish the same general results. The solid state approach was chosen as the preferred implementation, on the basis of laboratory and flight tests. A specification reflecting this approach was issued, and recommendations concerning fleet use were made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO BEACONS, *RADIO NAVIGATION, *RANGE FINDING, AIR-TO-AIR, AIRBORNE, FLIGHT TESTING, MODULATORS, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE