Accession Number : AD0283483

Title :   TECHNIQUES AND COSTS OF RADAR REMOTING

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : FERGUSSON,E. STUART ; DRAKE,JOHN W.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Methods of remoting both primary and secondary radar data (and also secondary only) from sites to centers are considered on the basis of: (1) information content, (2) reliability, and (3) cost. Information content is arbitrarily restricted to messages about aircraft. System considerations other than the site-center link are excluded. Methods discussed are: the present microwave, the present microwave plus radar processing for computerization at the ARTCC; and site radar processing and narrow band transmission over telephone lines of machine readable language for computerization at the ARTCC. Each of the three methods is discussed for transmission of beacon information only and for transmission of both radar and beacon information. Reliability is discussed in terms of the effect of major and minor outages, and in terms of drop-outs and noise that cause errors in individual messages. Representative cost estimates are made for the various links on the basis of existing operations and, where necessary, extrapolation from existing equipments that might be applicable. Ave annual costs of the three methods of remoting, by type of system and remoting distance, are calculated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, *MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, AIR CONTROL CENTERS, COSTS, DATA, MICROWAVE RELAY SYSTEMS, RADAR SIGNALS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, TELEPHONE LINES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE