Accession Number : AD0654557

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF MODIFICATIONS TO RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE EQUIPMENT FOR LOW RVR VALUES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU ATLANTIC CITY N J TEST AND EVALUATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lefkowitz,Matthew ; Schlatter,Ernest E.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : Several transmissometer configurations using 250-foot baselines have been compared to develop a system with capability of measuring very low values of runway visual range. Tests were conducted at Atlantic City, N. J., and Arcata, California. The existing 'standard' 500-foot baseline system was used as the comparison reference. The end-to-end dual system was considered most representative of the present standard. A single transmissometer system was judged to be less representative, primarily due to sampling differences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *VISIBILITY), LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MEASUREMENT, RUNWAYS, RANGE(DISTANCE), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE