Accession Number : AD0644018

Title :   EVALUATION OF WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AIRPORT AIDS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Frack,Robert B.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Laboratory and field tests were conducted to determine if a Wireless Control System developed for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) could satisfactorily replace existing underground wiring circuits for control of airport lighting aids. Test results indicated the system was unstable; subject to interference from external RF noise; and unable to provide simultaneous, reliable, three-channel operation. Interface units were designed to operate airport lighting aids utilizing the signal developed at the output of the system Remote Station. Operational testing of the system was cancelled due to its unreliable operation. It was concluded that the system, in its present design, was not suitable as a replacement for underground wiring circuits to control airport lighting aids. A recommendation was made that the system not be utilized for control of airport lighting aids. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REMOTE CONTROL, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), (*LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, AIRPORTS), MULTIPLEXING, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE