Accession Number : AD0650143

Title :   LABORATORY TESTS OF SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT ALTITUDE TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT (SLATE).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mahnken,George H.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The performance characteristics of Small Lightweight Altitude Transmission Equipment (SLATE) were determined through laboratory tests. A description of the SLATE components is given, and the test procedures and results are presented. Test results indicated that design changes would be required in order to achieve the desired performance. It was concluded that the production of suitable small lightweight altitude transmission equipment is feasible; and it was recommended that the FAA promote, within the general aviation community, the use of SLATE-type equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), (*DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ALTITUDE), TRANSPONDERS, AIRBORNE, RADAR BEACONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE