Accession Number : AD0611445

Title :   EXPERIMENTATION WITH FLARESCAN VERTICAL GUIDANCE LANDING SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Bencivenga,V.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : Static and dynamic tests were conducted on Flarescan, a vertically scanned microwave guidance system, to determine its suitability for use in an all-weather landing system. Areas of investigation included lowangle coverage, position determining accuracy, siting effects, noise content, scan rate, scan direction, method of signal coding, type of antenna pattern, weather effects, interference susceptibility, optimum flight path characteristics, etc. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALL WEATHER AVIATION, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS), (*INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS), (*GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), (*AVIATION SAFETY, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS), APPROACH, FLIGHT PATHS, GUIDANCE, LANDING AIDS, COMPUTERS, FLIGHT TESTING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, CIVIL AVIATION, RADIO SCANNING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE