Accession Number : AD0646877

Title :   IMPROVED ATC TRANSPONDER ANTENNA PERFORMANCE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

Personal Author(s) : Wise,Kenneth

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The document describes the results of a study to determine the best way to improve the performance of the ATC transponder antenna. The background of the problem is presented and the advantages and disadvantages of some of the many solutions, past and present, are discussed. A strong recommendation is made for a combined transponder/antenna system approach as the solution to the problem. The details of the proposed approach are presented in the form of an engineering requirement suitable for development effort. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT ANTENNAS, TRANSPONDERS), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, ANTENNAS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RADAR BEACONS, ANTENNAS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE