Accession Number : AD0681877

Title :   EVALUATION OF MULTI-TRANSMISSOMETER SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

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

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : A test program was conducted to evaluate multi-transmissometer systems. These consisted primarily of instruments at touchdown, midpoint, and roll-out locations on a runway at five airfields distributed across the U. S. continent in differing climatic regimes. The airfields were located at Atlantic City, N. J., New York, N. Y., Chicago, Ill., Denver, Colo., and Los Angeles, Calif. The data acquisition program is discussed as is the analyses of data. Primary objective of the program was to determine if a need exists for three transmissometer systems per runway under a variety of weather categories. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, LANDING AIDS), VISIBILITY, MEASUREMENT, RUNWAYS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, TAXIING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, DETECTORS, LANDING LIGHTS, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), CIVIL AVIATION

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE