Accession Number : AD0458567

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE RADAR BRIGHT DISPLAY EQUIPMENT-FIVE (RBDE-5) MODIFIED FOR TERMINAL FACILITIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Martin, P. J. ; Massimino, M. J.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Radar Bright Display Equipment (RBDE-5) modified for Terminal Facilities was evaluated at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (NAFEC) to determine if technical modifications had resulted in improved performance, suitable for the control of IFR traffic in a terminal area. Technical modifications to permit use of the equipment in ATC terminal facilities consisted of changing the display range scales to 6, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 mile ranges, circuitry changes to improve the gain characteristics of Scan Converter WRITE amplifiers, incorporation of circuitry to reduce the size of video map and tartets, revision of the alignment procedures for the Scan Converter, and substitution of a dual potentiometer, step switch and variable RAYSISTOR potentiometers for the spring loaded MTI/NORMAL GATE, TARGET TRAIL and VIDEO LEVEL controls at the Remote Control Panel. Prior to the completion of the evaluation, additional modifications (selective writing and erasure) intended to enhance target detection in weather clutter were installed and evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, RADAR EQUIPMENT), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RADAR EQUIPMENT), AIRPORT RADAR SYSTEMS, SEARCH RADAR, RADAR SCANNING, PLAN POSITION INDICATORS, RADAR TARGETS, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE