Accession Number : AD0615267

Title :   EVALUATION OF BEACON VIDEO DEFRUITING EQUIPMENT (STORAGE TUBE), TYPE FAA-R-1400.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bradley,Anthony J.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : An evaluation of a Beacon Video Defruiting Equipment (Storage Tube), Type FAA-R-1400, was conducted to determine its effectiveness as a fruit eliminator. In addition, an assessment was made of the stability of the defruiter performance as well as the maintainability of the equipment. The Type FAA-R-1400 defruiter, purchased from Airborne Instruments Laboratory was designed to eliminate a synchronous beacon video and to pass only the desired synchronous beacon video. Fruitoutput rate measurements were taken over a range of simulated fruit-input conditions and then compared to the anticipated fruit-output rate calculated for each fruit-input condition. The evaluation included a 72-hour stability test as well as consideration of the various maintenance aspects of the equipment. It was concluded that the Beacon Video Defruiting Equipment (Storage Tube), Type FAA-R-1400, is effective as a fruit eliminator provided the delayed-video threshold controls are properly aligned. It was also concluded that the defruiter is easily maintained and when properly aligned and adjusted, operation is stable.

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS), (*IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS), RADAR EQUIPMENT, STORAGE TUBES, BEACONS, VIDEO SIGNALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE