Accession Number : AD0658742

Title :   RADIOACTIVE TAXI GUIDANCE TEST CATEGORY III GROUND GUIDANCE EQUIPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Marschall,Fred

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Based on the results of the demonstration, it is concluded that: (1) Radioactive taxi guidance is technically feasible. (2) Weight and volume of the present detector are excessive for the function performed. (3) The non-homogeneity of radiation source produces faulty guidance signals. (4) Pilots experience difficulty in maneuvering, due to lack of a reference to determine rate of change in the maneuver. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDANCE, *TAXIING), (*RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, GUIDANCE), ALL WEATHER AVIATION, PILOTS, MANEUVERABILITY, AIRBORNE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RUNWAYS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE