Accession Number : AD0657442

Title :   RADIOISOTOPE TAXI GUIDANCE SYSTEM. PHASE II. FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION.

Descriptive Note : Volume 2 of final rept.

Corporate Author : PARAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sellers, B. ; Hunerwadel, J.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : An experimental model of the radioisotope zero visibility taxi guidance system was fabricated, lab tested, and installed at the FAA National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center. Some difficulties were encountered in placing the gas handling system in operation, principally as a result of the necessity of using plastic rather than copper pipe. The final tests carried out in an aircraft under simulated zero visibility conditions demonstrated that the entire system is operationally feasible, and that the FAA design goals can either be achieved or closely approached. It is recommended that further tests of the experimental system be carried out after some suggested improvements are made and that, based on the results, a prototype be designed, constructed and tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TAXIING, GUIDANCE), (*GUIDANCE, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GAMMA COUNTERS, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, DETECTORS, RUNWAYS, VISIBILITY, KRYPTON, PIPES, POSITION FINDING

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE